England ranked third best team in the world ahead of both World Cup AND Euro winners France and Italy

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FIFA have confirmed England’s rise into the extreme three of the world rankings – for the first time since 2012.

SunSport revealed final week that Gareth Southgate’s facet have been set to leapfrog France and take a spot on the rankings “podium”.

Harry Kane and his England team-mates at the second are the world’s third-best worldwide team
England's third position in Fifa's table is their highest ranking since the system began in the 1990s
England’s third place in Fifa’s desk is their highest rating since the system started in the Nineties

Despite conceding that injury-time equaliser to Poland in their third September World Cup qualifier, England at the second are a single stage above the world champions, with Belgium most necessary the technique and Brazil clear in second.

Third spot equals England’s all-time best rating since the system was launched in the early Nineties, matching the spot held for 2 months in the fast aftermath of Euro 2012.

And it’s in all probability that the Three Lions will protect third for one more month –

However, a triumph for France in Belgium in their Nations League semi-final match may change this.

Expected wins over Andorra and Hungary – which is probably sufficient to clinch qualification for the 2022 World Cup if Albania and Poland draw on October 12 – would earn England 7.5pts.

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France may then solely overtake England with a victory in both 90 minutes or in extra-time in Brussels. 

The 2018 World Cup winners would protect some extent behind Southgate’s males with a penalty shoot-out triumph.

Other giants in Fifa’s extreme 10 best males’s groups embrace Copa America finalists Brazil and Argentina who’re in second and sixth the rankings. 

Italy, who defeated England in the finals of Euro 2020, presently occupy fifth place. 

Four-time World Cup winners Germany are fourteenth in Fifa’s desk and one place behind the United States.  

And Wales are the second-highest ranked facet from the British isles after England in nineteenth place.


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