Saturday 27 December 2014

Republic of Ireland fall to their lowest ever FIFA ranking

Published 05/06/2014 | 12:25

Roy Keane will be hoping to help Martin O'Neill mould Ireland into a real force. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill

Ireland have dropped four places to 70th in the latest FIFA World rankings... their lowest position since the ranking system began.

After a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign and recent friendly defeats to Serbia and Turkey, Martin O'Neill's Ireland are in their worst ever position.

Ireland now find themselves behind the likes of El Salvador, Albania, Libya and Jordan and just one position ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

World Cup champions Spain continue to top the rankings ahead of Germany and Brazil.

Roy Hodgson's England move up one place to 10th, Scotland are down five to 27th, Wales are up six positions to 41st, while Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland are down six to 90th.

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