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NZ big climbers in FIFA rankings

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/07/2016
A New Zealand fan holds up a scarf saying All Whites. © Getty Images A New Zealand fan holds up a scarf saying All Whites.

New Zealand are the biggest climbers in the latest FIFA world rankings, climbing 54 places to be ranked 93rd in the world.

The All Whites, who dropped as low as 151 in 2015, moved back into the top 100 after their triumph at the OFC Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea, which also qualified them for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The side's best ranking was 49th in 2002.

Meanwhile, Wales' run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 saw them climb to 11th, above England who drop down to 13th following an early exit at the hands of outsiders Iceland.

England, are down two spots after only winning one game at Euro 2016 and are currently looking for a new manager to replace Roy Hodgson.

Despite losing the Copa America Centenario final to Chile, Argentina remain top of the rankings with the leading five spots unchanged.

They are followed by Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil and Italy.

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