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Ireland drop in latest Fifa rankings (and Wales are officially better than England now!)

We’re 51st (just between Venezuela and Jamaica.)

Ireland need to beat Gibraltar (Fri) and Georgia (Mon) to keep their France 2016 dreams alive.
Ireland need to beat Gibraltar (Fri) and Georgia (Mon) to keep their France 2016 dreams alive.
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IRELAND HAVE FALLEN in the Fifa world rankings ahead of their crucial Euro 2016 double-header.

Martin O’Neill’s side dropped one place to 51st in September but are set to rise again if they can pick up vital qualifying wins against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Argentina remain the world number one with Belgium, Germany, Colombia and Brazil filling out an unchanged top five.

Wales hold on to ninth place, their highest-ever ranking.

And with England dropping two places to 10th, it means that Chris Coleman’s side are now ranked above their neighbours for the first time since rankings began.

FIFA World Rankings – Top 10

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Germany

4. Colombia

5. Brazil

6. Portugal

7. Romania

8. Chile

9. Wales

10. England

See the latest rankings in full here > 

‘We’re hoping other teams might slip up but we’ve got to do our own job’ – Keane

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