LONDON (AP) – England coach Fabio Capello has dismissed the relevance of FIFA's rankings.
England rose to No. 4 this week despite winning just five of nine matches since exiting the World Cup in the last 16.
Capello says ''the ranking is only one value. That is only the table. It is better to win games.''
England's friendly against the Netherlands was called off last month due to London's riots, but Bert van Marwijk's side still ended World Cup-winner Spain's 13-month reign on top of the rankings.
Although the Dutch are top-ranked they are yet to win anything apart from the 1988 European title.
Capello points out: ''Holland are first in the rankings but they don't have a lot of titles ... they played in three (World Cup) finals and lost them all.''