Ireland drop in FIFA world rankings ahead of qualifiers
Martin O'Neill's Ireland drop one spot
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.
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