Wales soar up FIFA rankings after Euro 2016 heroics


Paris (AFP) – Wales’s memorable charge to the Euro 2016 semi-finals has lifted Chris Coleman’s side up 15 places to 11th in the latest FIFA World Rankings published on Thursday.

Wales lost to England in Group B but went on to beat Northern Ireland and Belgium, the second best team in the world, before a 2-0 loss to Portugal.

Champions Portugal jumped two rungs to sixth with beaten finalists and hosts France climbing 10 spots to seventh.

England’s dismal showing in France, where they lost to minnows Iceland saw them slip two spots to 13th. The Icelanders are now in 22nd spot, above European football heavyweights the Netherlands, who failed to make the 2016 championship.

Despite losing the Copa America Centanario final to Chile, Argentina retain the rankings’ summit ahead of the Belgians, Colombia, Germany and Chile.

25+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
  • Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
  • Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
  • Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
  • Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo.
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Get All 3 And Save 30%
  • $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
  • Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
  • Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family

Leave a Reply

Translate »