Scotland climb FIFA rankings

PA Sport
Craig Levein
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Craig Levein

Scotland have moved up to 49th in the FIFA world rankings following their friendly win over Cyprus.

Craig Levein's men won the match 2-1 and move up from 51st in the standings.

Holland remain second in the rankings but third-placed Germany have closed the gap following their 3-0 win in a friendly between the two sides.

Uruguay remain fourth after extending their unbeaten run to 13 matches, while Brazil drop to sixth.

Portugal climb one place to seventh and Croatia move up four places to eighth thanks to sealing their place in Euro 2012 through the play-offs.

England have climbed two places to fifth in the FIFA world rankings following their friendly wins over Spain and Sweden, while the Republic of Ireland have moved up to 21st following their Euro 2012 play-off success against Estonia.

Wales have dropped five places to 50th despite winning four of their last five games, while Northern Ireland are also down five to 89th.

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