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Ireland jump to 29th in the Fifa world rankings

Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland remain one place ahead of his namesake’s team.


Republic of Ireland v Bosnia and Herzegovina - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying - Play-off - Second Leg - Aviva Stadium John O'Shea, Richard Keogh and Seamus Coleman celebrate after qualifying for Euro 2016. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE REPUBLIC OF Ireland are up in the latest edition of the Fifa world rankings.

Having climbed into the top 30 for the first time since 2012 in February, the Boys in Green have moved up another place to 29th in the table, which was released this morning.

Martin O’Neill’s men are in action against Switzerland and Slovakia on 25 and 29 March respectively ahead of the European championship finals in France this summer.

Northern Ireland also climb a single spot to 28th, while the top ten all remain the same meaning Ireland’s Group E opponents Belgium are still number one ahead of Argentina, Spain and Germany.

Fifa RankingsSource:

See the full table here 

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