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NZ rises 10 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings

NZ rises 10 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings

England have dropped two places to 15th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and are not even the highest ranked British team.

Despite assembling two different teams with one in Maputo and the other in Morocco, they couldn't record positive results in a time most nations, including Uganda, were busy playing the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

In the CECAFA region, Uganda remained the best placed, followed by Kenya who slipped by six places becoming 88th in the world.

However, Nigeria are now ranked fifth in the continent, as African champions, Cameroon dropped ten places to 45th.

European champions Portugal have climbed three places to third, just above Argentina, while Belgium are back in the top five after wins over Gibraltar and Greece.

On the global stage, Germany toppled Brazil at the summit to top the rankings.

Pots 1, 2, 3 and 4 will all be based on the world rankings (plus host Russian Federation in Pot 1), with one team drawn from each pot into each group.

Luxembourg, which got a shock draw with France, is up 35 places to 101st, its highest ranking yet.

Iran and Japan who have already booked their 2018 World Cup berth rank 25th and 40th positions respectively.

Nigeria's only rival to next year's World Cup, Zambia, are still a lowly 78th in the world and 16th in Africa.