Wales break into Fifa’s top ten

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GARETH BALE: Celebrates goal against Belgium.

THE Welsh football team have made Fifa’s top 10 for the first time in their history. They now sit in spot number 10, just one place behind England in ninth place in the world rankings.
Wales’ spectacular climb up the list, moving up 12 places from the 22nd spot, comes courtesy of a series of great performances in the qualifiers for Euro 2016, and their fantastic victory over the much-fancied Belgian squad in June.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scored the goal that sealed their 1-0 win against the Belgian ‘golden generation,’ with Chris Coleman’s Welshmen now three points clear at the top of their qualifying group with four games to play. A place in their first finals since 1958 is in their grasp.
Argentina have claimed the number one spot in the Fifa rankings, despite a lacklustre performance losing on penalties to home side Chile in the Copa America on Saturday (July 4).
Scotland have slipped one place to 29th, and Northern Ireland are climbing, now ranked 37th.

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