Wales remain above England in FIFA rankings

It’s been a summer to remember for Wales and one to forget for England in terms of football, with the two sides from the British Isles enduring contrasting tournaments and results in the months since the European Championship.

In their first-ever EURO tournament, Wales marched all the way to the semi-finals of the competition whilst England were sent home early by minnows Iceland – but that’s not been the last of the Three Lions’ problems.

Roy Hodgson resigned from his managerial role in the wake of the aforementioned defeat and his successor, Sam Allardyce, lasted just one match before being forced to leave the position amid controversy following an investigation where the former Sunderland boss made some worrying comments.

England have struggled to fight back following their EURO 2016 nightmare and new boss Gareth Southgate has a wealth of problems to solve, whilst Wales are aiming to qualify for the World Cup in two years’ time, but need to improve having drawn their last two qualifiers.

As is customary for this time of year, though, FIFA has released the latest world rankings and Wales find themselves one spot above England in 11th.

The Welsh have actually dropped one position in the past month, with Spain moving ahead of them, whilst England are unchanged.

The Republic of Ireland have dropped two positions to 33rd, with Northern Ireland dropping six positions and Scotland dropping 13 places – now finding themselves ranked behind the likes of DR Congo, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.