Wales rise eight places in Fifa world rankings

Wales have risen eight places in the latest Fifa world rankings to 44th.

Chris Coleman's side have been helped by a good finish to their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Wales beat Macedonia 1-0 in Cardiff, then drew 1-1 away to Belgium - ranked fifth in the world - in Brussels, although they still finished fifth out of six teams in Group A.

England are ranked 10th, Scotland 35th, the Republic of Ireland 60th and Northern Ireland 90th.

Spain are the top-ranked team in the world according to the Fifa rankings, with Germany in second and Argentina third.