Roy Hodgson's men have improved their position with victory over Denmark at Wembley after friendly defeats for Greece, USA and Chile earlier this month
Roy Hodgson's men have improved their position with victory over Denmark at Wembley after friendly defeats for Greece, USA and Chile earlier this month.
The only other sides in the top 15 to move up are Uruguay, who leapfrog Switzerland into sixth, and Belgium, who replace neighbours Netherlands in 10th.
Spain still enjoy a healthy lead at the top of the rankings, with Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Colombia completing the top five.
Brazil have remain in ninth place, having played just once since the last set of rankings were released, seeing off South Africa 5-0 as the Gillette Brasil Global Tour arrived in Johannesburg earlier this month in what was their final match before coach Luiz Felipe Scolari names his 23-man World Cup squad.
Scolari will announce the group on May 7. Brazil will then play two June warm-up matches back home in Brazil before opening their World Cup campaign against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12.
Croatia remained unmoved in 16th place in the Fifa rankings. Scolari's side will also face Cameroon and Mexico in Group 1 this summer. The African side dropped five places to 50th, while El Tri climbed one place to move back into the top 20.
The latest changes to the rankings take into consideration 67 matches, 57 of which were friendlies. The next Fifa World Ranking table will be published April 10.