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England Womens reach record high in FIFA rankings

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England women have moved up a place to second in the FIFA world rankings, their best ever position and the highest ever by an England team.

The men's team reached third in 2012, their best since the men's rankings were introduced in 1992. The women's rankings began in 2003.

England women are now Europe's top-ranked side behind reigning world champions USA, who stay top.

The Lionesses have pushed Olympic champions Germany down to third.

Scotland have moved up a place to 22nd, while Wales are up a place in 34th and Northern Ireland have fallen a place to 56th.

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