THE new FIFA World Rankings have been released, with Euro 2012 efforts helping England rise to fourth in the world.
Top spot is Spain’s, while Germany and Uruguay are the other teams above the Three Lions.
Brazil have dropped below Denmark into 11th place – the first time that the World Cup 2014 hosts have been outside the top 10 since the rankings system began.
The top 20 in full is –
1. Spain 2. Germany 3. Uruguay 4. England 5. Portugal 6. Italy 7. Argentina 8. Netherlands 9. Croatia 10. Denmark 11. Brazil 12. Greece 13. Russia 14. France 15. Chile 16. Ivory Coast 17. Sweden 18. Czech Republic 19. Mexico 20. Japan
WHAT would you give up to see your team triumph in Polkraine this summer?
New Europe-wide fan research from Sharp FanLabs has revealed that the Irish are prepared to make the most sacrifices to see their side victorious, followed by Croatians and Ukrainians.
English fans are in 12th place, while the French and Germans are the most unwilling to make sacrifices.
But what would they loses? England fans would lose their bottle – with 57 per cent abstaining from alcohol for at least one month to see England lift the trophy.
On average, 13 per cent of European football fans and 14 per cent of English would give up alcohol forever to see their team win the tournament – however zero per cent of Greeks would be willing to make this sacrifice.
On average, 29 per cent of Europeans would give up sex for at least one month to see their team win the Euros this year – although 30 per cent of Italians and English would not be prepared to give up slap and tickle for a single day!
A whopping 18 per cent of Danish fans would give up sex forever in exchange for a Danish Euro 2012 victory!
For further stats about how England fans are feeling in the run up to Euro 2012 and to chat with likeminded fans, check out their Facebook page or take the test yourself.
CROATIAN WAG Nives Celsius – famous for having sex with her husband Dino Drpic in the centre circle of a stadium in Zagreb after an international match with England – is set to turn the tables and take part in a men’s football match.
The raunchy model has been added to the Slaven Belupo squad taking on Zagreb FC in a pre-season friendly tomorrow.
And although Celsius – who earlier this year released a single talking about her fantasies of romping with famous footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – is starting on the bench, it has been promised she will come on as a sub.
Nives Celsius – making strides for women’s equality. There’s a sentance I never thought I’d write.
WAG Nives Celsius, the topless model wife of Croat Dino Drpic, is furious about being relegated from the top tier of football’s other halves.
Celsius, 27, who hit the headlines after confessing to a romp in the centre of the Zagreb Stadium pitch in 2008, was ranked 24th in the world by Nuts magazine for 2010.
She said: “I’m one of the most beautiful footballers’ wives and I deserved to be in the top 10.
“It is nice to be thought of, but it was not realistic to put me only in 24th.”
Peter Crouch’s WAG Abbey Clancy was awarded the top spot by the magazine.