Date: 12th November 2008 at 12:53pm
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Fabio Capello’s England side have climbed four places in the FIFA World Rankings and are now back in the top 10.

England’s opponents next Wednesday, Germany, have risen one place to second while Italy drops one position to third.

Holland and Brazil swap places in fourth and fifth respectively, while Argentina and Russia move up at the expense of Croatia and Russia.

FIFA Top 10

1 – Spain
2 – Germany
3 – Italy
4 – Holland
5 -Brazil
6 – Argentina
7 – Croatia
8 – Russia
9 – Czech Republic
10 – England


33 – Scotland
36 – Republic of Ireland
42 – Northern Ireland
62 – Wales

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England U21 Squad

England U21 boss Stuart Pearce has named Manchester City defenders Nedum Onuoha and Micah Richards in his 21-man squad to face the Czech Republic next Tuesday.

The game scheduled to take place at Bramall Lane kicks off at 7.45 pm and is live in Sky Sports.


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