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Sweden and Denmark climb seven places in Fifa rankings

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Sweden and Denmark climb seven places in Fifa rankings
Both Sweden and Denmark moved up in the Fifa rankings. Photo: Krivosheev/Depositphotos
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Sweden climbed seven places to 18th and Denmark moved up to 12th in the latest Fifa world rankings released on Thursday.

The top-five remained unchanged with world champions Germany leading the way from Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.

Sweden's victory over Italy in the World Cup playoffs helped them move up, as did Denmark's success against Ireland.

Both Scandinavian countries moved up seven places to 18th and 12th respectively after ousting their opponents.

Despite their loss to Sweden denying them a place at the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, Italy still moved up one place to 14th.

It wasn't such good news for British teams as England dropped three places to 15th despite a pair of credible 0-0 draws with Germany and Brazil recently.

Wales paid for their failure to reach the World Cup finals by dropping five places to 19th.

Fifa rankings as of November 23rd

1. Germany
2. Brazil
3. Portugal
4. Argentina
5. Belgium
6. Spain (+2)
7. Poland (-1)
8. Switzerland (+3)
9. France (-2)
10. Chile (-1)
11. Peru (-1)
12. Denmark (+7)
13. Colombia
14. Italy (+1)
15. England (-3)
16. Mexico
17. Croatia (+1)
18. Sweden (+7)
19. Wales (-5)
20. Netherlands

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