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Ireland sandwiched between DR Congo and Congo in the latest FIFA Rankings

It’s only a small improvement but it’s an improvement.

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IRELAND HAVE MOVED up one place to 61st in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

Martin O’Neill’s side sit between DR Congo and Congo following their 1-1 draw against Germany in Gelsenkirchen.

Because Gibraltar are not ranked, Ireland didn’t get any boost from their 7-0 win against the minnows earlier this month.

Nonetheless, it is the third straight month of improvement for the Boys in Green.

The top three in the rankings are unchanged with world champions Germany still leading the way from Argentina and Colombia while Belgium and the Netherlands complete the top five.

England drop two places to 20th, Wales are in 34th, while Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland climb a massive 28 places to 43rd.

Of Ireland’s Euro 2016 rivals, Scotland are 37th, Poland are 44th and Georgia are 117th.

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