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England slip 10 places to 20th in Fifa world rankings

Roy Hodgson's England lost to Italy and Uruguay and drew with Costa Rica.
Roy Hodgson's England lost to Italy and Uruguay and drew with Costa Rica, who move up to 16th. Credit: PA

England have slipped 10 places to 20th in Fifa's world rankings after a disastrous World Cup campaign.

Roy Hodgson's side managed only one point from their three group games in Brazil.

World champions Germany rise one place to the top of the rankings while Netherlands move up 12 places to third.

Spain fall from top spot to eighth and hosts Brazil fall four places to seventh.

France striker Loic Remy banned from driving

French World Cup footballer Loic Remy has been banned from driving and fined after admitting to being over the drink-drive limit.

Loic remy was banned for 14 months and fined £3,750. Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

The 27-year-old QPR striker, who was on loan at Newcastle last season, was stopped by police in March, with a test showing he had 56mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - 20mg over the limit.

A judge at Newcastle Magistrates' Court banned Remy for 14 months and fined him £3,750 plus £200 costs and a victim impact surcharge of £120.

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Germany's World Cup stars dance on stage in Berlin

A clutch of Germany's World Cup stars - including Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mezut Ozil - danced on stage to the cheers of thousands of fans in Berlin this afternoon.

The celebrations marked Germany's fourth World Cup victory - the first since the re-unification of Germany in the early 1990s.

Germany stars parade through Berlin with World Cup

Germany's World Cup stars are currently on parade through the capital Berlin after returning home with the Jules Rimet trophy.

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski is pictured with the trophy alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger on the bus.

Masses of fans have lined the streets to welcome the side - who beat France, Brazil and Argentina on their way to victory.

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Pilots given 'golden opportunity' to hold World Cup

The German national team has tweeted a picture of head coach Joachim Loew with the pilots of the team's flight back to Germany - who are given a "golden opportunity" to hold the World Cup trophy.

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Germany's World Cup winners receive heroes' welcome

Germany's victorious football team have returned to the country following their World Cup win.

Captain Philipp Lahm holds the trophy aloft as the side leave the plane.
Captain Philipp Lahm holds the trophy aloft as the side leave the plane. Credit: Reuters

Fans have amassed in their thousands to greet the nation's football team as they return to Berlin with the World Cup trophy.

Supporters cheer in a "fan mile" in Berlin.
Supporters cheer in a "fan mile" in Berlin. Credit: Reuters

The victory is the nation's first since the reunification of East and West Germany in the early 1990s.

Fans in the capital cheered as the players' flight arrived overhead.
Fans in the capital cheered as the players' flight arrived overhead. Credit: Reuters

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