England have moved up to third place in the most recent FIFA men’s rankings to assert their highest rank since the rankings began.
It is the first time that England have been in the top three since September 2012 and they have only been in that place for 2 months because the ranking was launched in 1992.
England was in twelfth place when Gareth Southgate took office in 2016.
Scotland has moved up to 45th in the ranking of this planet
Scotland is up 4 spots to 45th place, closely embraced by Northern Ireland, which is also up four spots to 47th on this planet.
Wales remains at 19th, while the Republic of Eire is down to 50.
The top two positions remain unchanged with Belgium as the highest ranked squad on this planet and Brazil in second place, ahead of England.
World champions France have slipped from third to fourth after a combined advantage in qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup this month.
FIFA is expected to make use of the current rankings in the next World Cup draw, which means that England could be one in seven nations in pot one, along with the host of the event, Qatar.