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Wales top England in FIFA rankings to end 2016 after unforgettable year

Date Posted,December 21, 2016

Wales have claimed the bragging rights for 2016 by topping England in FIFA rankings.

The Three Lions defeated Wales in the group stages of Euro 2016, though eventually crashed out to Iceland, leaving the victory worthless.

Chris Coleman’s side will end the year in 12th place, while Gareth Southgate has guided his side up to 13th following the chaotic reign of Sam Allardyce following the departure of Roy Hodgson are Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale’s side lit up France to make a surprise run that ended when eventual winners Portugal dumped them out at the semi-final stage.

England were left devastated after choking against Iceland in the Last 16 (Photo: Getty)

Argentina end the year as the world’s top-ranked side, with Brazil in second and world champions Germany in third.

Two-time reigning Copa America champions Chile are fourth after defeating Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste once again in this year’s Centenario final.

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