Saturday 23 September 2017

Martin O'Neill's Ireland plummet in latest FIFA rankings

Martin O’Neill following defeat to Serbia
Martin O’Neill following defeat to Serbia

Martin O'Neill's Ireland have fallen another five places in the latest FIFA rankings.

Ireland drew with Georgia and were beaten by Serbia in the latest World Cup qualifying double header and those results mean the Boys In Green now sit in 34th place, down from 23rd at the start of the year.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland have risen to their highest ever position.

The recent World Cup qualifying wins over San Marino and the Czech Republic have helped Michael O'Neill's side up to 20th in the world - moving above Sweden, Iceland and Costa Rica in the latest list.

Wales are up five places to 13th, moving ahead of England, who are down two to 15th. Scotland are the biggest risers of the Home Nations, moving up 15 places to 43rd.

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