Rise and Shine Number 49 as Scotland break back into FIFA Top 50


Craig Levein’s side have risen two places to 49th position in the world rankings, in part thanks to their 2-1 win over Cyprus this month.

According to STV Sport, that 2-1 win in Larnaca gained 240 points for the Scots towards their world rankings.

Their record in 2011 stood at six wins, one draw and three defeats.

Spain remained the world’s number one, while Holland are second, Germany third and England are ranked fifth, ahead of Brazil.

Scotland’s World Cup 2014 qualifying opponents had mixed fortunes, Wales dropped to 50th one place behind Scotland. Croatia moved up four places to eighth, while Serbia dropped four places to 27th, Belgium are 41st and Macedonia are in 103rd place.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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