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England's FIFA World Rankings 2004
Date 14 Jan 18 Feb

17 Mar

14 Apr 12 May 9 Jun 7 Jul 4 Aug 1 Sep 6 Oct 10 Nov 20 Dec
Rank =8 7 =6 10 =12 13 8 7 7 7 7 8
Points 738 740 735 724 714 711 733 732 732 739 752 752
Change/Last =0 +1 +1 -4 -2 -1 +5 +1 =0 =0 =0 -1
Change/Year =0 +1 +3 -3 -5 -5 +2 +1 -1 -1 +1 =0

Although England remained idle during the periods covered by the first two rankings of 2004, they remained in 8th spot in the January ranking, level with Turkey, and climbed to 7th in the February ranking.  On the strength of their 1-1 away draw to Portugal in February, England climbed another spot to 6th in the March ranking, although they shared that spot with the Czech Republic and Argentina.  The 6th place ranking equalled the highest they attained under coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, although their four earlier monthly 6th place rankings under him were not shared, and it was two spots below the highest they ever achieved, the fourth spot reached under manager Glenn Hoddle in December, 1997. 

England seemed on the verge of climbing into the elite top five teams once again, but it was not to be.  Following a 1-0 friendly match loss to Sweden in late March, they sank four places to 10th in the April ranking.  They did not play during the period covered by the May ranking and dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in two years, to 12th, which they shared with Cameroon.  They sank to 13th in the June ranking following the 1-1 draw with Japan and the 6-0 drubbing of Iceland at the FA Summer Tournament in Manchester.  But their quarterfinal penalty kicks shootout elimination at European Championship 2004 in Portugal was sufficient to push them back up to 8th in the July ranking and to 7th in the August ranking.  They remained there in the September ranking following their 3-0 home friendly victory against the Ukraine...

FIFA World Rankings 2004 - Top 50 Teams
Date
Rank
14 Jan 18 Feb

17 Mar

14 Apr 12 May 9 Jun 7 Jul 4 Aug 1 Sep 6 Oct 10 Nov 20 Dec
1 Brazil 848 Brazil 846 Brazil 842 Brazil 840 Brazil 838 Brazil 842 Brazil 835 Brazil 849 Brazil 848 Brazil 845 Brazil 847 Brazil 843
2 Fra 826 Fra 828 Fra 826 Fra 821 Fra 819 Fra 812 Fra 813 Fra 809 Fra 802 Fra 799 Fra 802 Fra 792
3 Esp 798 Esp 795 Esp 791 Esp 790 Esp 784 Esp 785 Esp 792 Esp 790 Esp 788 Arg 778 Arg 784 Arg 785
4 Ned 752 Ned 749 Ned 747 Mex 742 Ned 744 Mex 735 Cze 762 Arg 774 Arg 775 Esp 774 Esp 775 Cze 777
5 Arg 744 Mex 742 Mex 740 Ned & Arg 740 Arg 741 Arg, Ned & Tur 733 Ned 748 Cze 762 Cze 760 Ned 755 Cze 768 Esp 765
6 Cze 742 Arg 741 England, Cze & Arg 735 Mex 738 Mex 743 Ned 747 Ned 746 Cze 751 Ned 758 Ned 758
7 Mex 740 England 740 Ger 735 Tur 737 Usa 735 England 732 England 732 England 739 England 752 Mex 753
8 England & Tur 738 Cze 739 Tur 732 Usa 724 Ger 726 England 733 Mex 731 Mex 728 Por & Ita 738 Mex & Por 743 England 752
9 Tur 737 Tur 733 Cze 729 Ger 723 Usa 724 Ita 729 Ita 728 Ita 722 Por 747
10 Ita 733 Ita 731 Ger 729 England 724 Cze 720 Ita 723 Tur 723 Tur & Usa 719 Usa 717 Mex 734 Ita 736 Ita 738
11 Usa 732 Usa 729 Ita 726 Usa & Ita 722 Ita 717 Cze 719 Arg 722 Por & Ger 714 Usa 717 Usa 728 Usa 726
12 Ger 729 Ger 727 Usa 725 England & Cmr 714 Cmr 717 Por & Ger 715 Por 714 Tur 711 Tur 721 Irl 716
13 Den 714 Cmr 720 Cmr 718 Cmr 721 England 711 Ger 712 Tur 711 Ger 706 Den 715 Swe 715
14 Irl & Cmr 712 Den 712 Den 711 Den 704 Den 700 Irl 705 Gre 710 Gre 710 Gre 709 Irl 705 Irl 713 Den & Tur 711
15 Irl 709 Irl 705 Irl 702 Irl 697 Den 696 Den 706 Den 703 Den 707 Den 704 Swe 710
16 Bel 696 Bel 693 Bel 688 Bel 682 Nga 683 Nga 691 Cmr & Irl 702 Cmr & Irl 700 Cmr & Irl 697 Gre 703 Ger 706 Uru 708
17 Crc & Por 682 Por 681 Por 676 Irn & Por 669 Bel 674 Bel 670 Uru 702 Gre & Jpn 703 Jpn 707
18 Crc 679 Crc 674 Irn 666 Swe 667 Nga 697 Nga 696 Jpn 695 Nga 701 Gre 706
19 Swe 677 Cro 676 Nga 672 Crc 668 Kor 665 Irn 663 Swe 686 Uru 691 Uru 693 Jpn 699 Uru 699 Ger 705
20 Cro 673 Swe 674 Swe & Cro 669 Kor 666 Por 662 Cro & Kor 662 Kor 670 Jpn & Swe 685 Nga 691 Irn 698 Irn 694 Irn 697
21 Uru 671 Nga 672 Nga & Swe 665 Swe 660 Irn & Ksa 664 Irn 690 Cmr 690 Nga 691 Nga 690
22 Par & Kor 664 Uru 669 Kor 668 Crc 659 Por 661 Kor & Par 684 Swe 686 Swe 687 Cmr 688 Kor 688
23 Kor 665 Uru 664 Par 663 Rom & Ksa 658 Jpn 658 Cro 662 Par & Kor 683 Cro & Par 686 Cro 683 Cmr & Cro 677
24 Rus 659 Par 661 Pol & Irn 658 Cro 660 Rsa 657 Jpn & Bel 660 Irn 680 Kor & Par 682
25 Pol 656 Rus 657 Uru 658 Cro, Jpn, Par & Uru 655 Par 654 Cro 659 Cro 662 Kor 681 Pol 672
26 Ksa 654 Pol 654 Par 657 Ksa & Jpn 657 Crc, Pol & Sen 652 Rus 655 Ksa 656 Rus 659 Rom 664 Pol 673 Col 669
27 Rom 652 Sen 651 Ksa & Jpn 653 Pol 653 Rus 653 Ksa 655 Ksa 662 Crc 669 Crc 668
28 Irn 649 Rom & Jpn 650 Rom 655 Sen 651 Col, Crc & Pol 652 Col 654 Col 660 Col & Rom 662 Ksa 665
29 Jpn 646 Rus 652 Rus 654 Pol 653 Egy & Uru 649 Par & Crc 650 Pol & Bel 647 Pol 652 Rom 664
30 Gre 641 Ksa 648 Sen 650 Pol & Mar 653 Rus 652 Egy 649 Ksa 657 Par 661
31 Svn 637 Irn & Tun 646 Rom 649 Sen 651 Rom & Rus 645 Mar 646 Bel 651 Sen 645 Sen 643 Sen 656 Sen 657
32 Egy 635 Tun 645 Sen 649 Mar 642 Rom & Uru 638 Sen 650 Rom 644 Crc 642 Egy 645 Rus 652
33 Sen 633 Mar 644 Gre & Mar 643 Gre 643 Tun 639 Mor & Tun 639 Mar 644 Mar & Crc 642 Rus 641 Rus 642 Mar 646
34 Bul 627 Egy 641 Tun 640 Egy & Gre 638 Egy 637 Egy 637 Mar 639 Mar 639 Egy 644
35 Nga 623 Svn 640 Egy 640 Egy 636 Gre 627 Tun 634 Rom 636 Egy 637 Bel 631 Nor 633 Nor & Tun 633
36 Rsa 618 Gre 639 Svn 633 Svn 625 Col & Nor 619 Nor 616 Col 622 Tun 633 Tun 631 Tun 630 Tun 631
37 Ecu 615 Bul 625 Bul & Nor 620 Col 617 Col & Ecu 615 Ecu 616 Jor 616 Jor 615 Nor 610 Bul 626 Bul 623
38 Mar 614 Rsa 620 Bul & Nor 616 Bul 618 Nor 613 Nor 612 Nor 610 Jor 609 Bel 624 Rsa 619
39 Col 612 Nor 619 Rsa 618 Svn 617 Rsa 613 Rsa 610 Ecu 604 Rsa 609 Irq 607 Jor 613 Ecu 616
40 Fin 610 Ecu 613 Ecu 609 Ksa 612 Rsa 610 Bul 609 Jor 605 Irq 601 Irq 601 Rsa 604 Svn 610 Civ & Jor 611
41 Scg 605 Col 609 Col 606 Ecu 604 Ecu 598 Svn 608 Bul 602 Rsa 599 Bul 595 Bul 601 Rsa 608
42 Nor 604 Fin 607 Fin 603 Fin 600 Fin 594 Fin & Jor 586 Svn 598 Bul 596 Ecu 594 Sui 596 Civ 600 Svn 608
43 Irq 594 Scg 602 Scg 597 Jor 594 Jor 588 Irq 582 Svn 586 Mal 588 Svn 595 Fin 598 Fin 607
44 Sui 592 Irq 592 Irq 590 Scg 591 Irq 584 Scg 581 Fin 578 Scg 583 Zim & Bhr 580 Mal 590 Ecu 597 Irq 603
45 Tun 580 Sui 590 Mal & Sui 586 Irq 587 Mal & Scg 583 Irq 580 Sui 577 Bhr 582 Fin & Civ 585 Irq & Sui 590 Bel 600
46 Jam 569 Mal 586 Mal 585 Mal 579 Mal & Zim 576 Mal 577 Svn 579 Scg 599
47 Svk & Hon 564 Jor 573 Jor 583 Sui 582 Sui 578 Sui 576 Sui & Zim 573 Hon 573 Bhr 584 Mal 587 Uzb 598
48 Jam 570 Jam 576 Ven 569 Zim 563 Zim 560 Scg 574 Chn 572 Ecu 583 Bhr 585 Isr 595
49 Zim 560 Zim 567 Zim 566 Zim 566 Ven 562 Aus 558 Jam 565 Fin 570 Sui 569 Chn 579 Aus & Chn 582 Bah & Jam 594
50 Isr 556 Svk & Hon 562 Hon 559 Jam & Isr 560 Jam 560 Ven 554 Ven 562 Oma 569 Oma 568 Oma 578
                 
total countries 204 countries 204 countries 204 countries 204 countries 204 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries

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