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Thursday 29 September 2016

Ireland drop in FIFA world rankings ahead of qualifiers

Martin O'Neill's Ireland drop one spot

Barry Lennon

Published 03/09/2015 | 20:02

3 August 2015; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during a press conference. Republic of Ireland Press Conference, Estadio Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
3 August 2015; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during a press conference. Republic of Ireland Press Conference, Estadio Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

IRELAND has fallen in the latest FIFA world rankings which were released earlier today, ahead of the team's European qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia this weekend.

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The boys in green have dropped one spot to 51st  - considerably ahead of European qualifier opponents Georgia who remain in 147th place.

While Gibraltar do not make the rankings – they are not full FIFA members but solely members of UEFA.

Argentina remains unchanged at the top of the league table of world rankings while England are just inside the top ten. 

The top ten are as follows…

THE TOP TEN OF THE FIFA WORLD RANKINGS

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Germany

4. Colombia

5. Brazil

6. Portugal

7. Romania

8. Chile

9. Wales

10. England

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