England rise in rankings but miss World Cup top seeding

Roy Hodgson's England will be drawn from pot 2 when the groups are decided. Credit: PA

England have risen seven places to 10th in the FIFA world rankings but are still not placed high enough to be in the first pot of seeds for the World Cup group draw.

It means that Roy Hodgson's team will definitely face one of Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Switzerland, Uruguay or the Netherlands in the first round in Brazil.