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Last Updated: Wednesday September 14 2005 15:17 GMT

England drop out of Fifa top 10

England team
England have lost their top 10 ranking in the world ratings by international footie body Fifa after being beaten by Denmark and Northern Ireland.

It's the first time they've slipped out of the top 10 for 15 months. They are now in 11th place.

They were thrashed 4-1 by Denmark in August and then lost to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1972 in their recent World Cup qualifier.

The result helped Northern Ireland leap 15 places to 101st in the ratings.

Fifa top 10
Ronaldinho of Brazil
1. Brazil
2. Holland
3. Argentina
4. Czech Republic
5. Mexico
6. France
7. USA
8. Spain
9. Portugal
10. Sweden

The Republic Of Ireland are down seven places to 21st, but Scotland are up 12 to 74th and Wales move up one place to 82nd.

Number one

Brazil hold on to the number one spot, but Holland have moved up to second place, knocking Argentina down to third.



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