England have fallen to 15th in the latest FIFA World Rankings, which were published this morning, a year to the day where the Three Lions were placed third.
It is their lowest position since 2008 when Fabio Capello led England in the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.
It completes a dismal summer for English football after the failures of the U20 and U21 teams at the U20 World Cup and U21 European Championships respectively. The seniors haven't had anything to shout about recently, after drawing with Montenegro in World Cup qualifying and drawing with Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
England's latest fall now sees them behind the likes of Bosnia and Herzegovina (14th), Ivory Coast (13th), Greece (11th) and Belgium (10th). In contrast to last August, England were placed third by FIFA which begs the question whether the rankings show their validity.
In their World Cup qualifying group, England currently sit in second place behind Montenegro by two points with Montenegro having played a game more than Roy Hodgson's side. England kick-off their remaining qualifying match at home to Moldova before travelling to Ukraine in early September.
Their quest for Brazil finishes with Montenegro and Poland both visiting Wembley in the middle of October.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Brazil move up to ninth after their Confederations Cup triumph at the hands of Spain, who stay top.Colombia move up to four places to third which puts them ahead of the Netherlands and South American rivals Argentina. Scotland break into the top 50, Wales drop a place to 46th, Northern Ireland move up five places to 111th and Republic of Ireland are down to 44th.
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