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Despite not playing since November, Ireland have moved up in the world rankings

Germany remain top, with Argentina and Colombia second and third respectively.

The Irish team have not played a game since November.
The Irish team have not played a game since November.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

DESPITE NOT PLAYING a game since beating USA last November, Ireland have moved up one place to 66th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Martin O’Neill’s side are still well below their counterparts across the water however, with Wales 37th, Scotland 39th and England 17th, while Northern Ireland have moved up eight places to 43rd.

Germany remain top, with Argentina and Colombia second and third respectively, while Spain (11th) have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since January 2007.

March 2015 Fifa world rankings
1. Germany
2. Argentina
3. Colombia
4. Belgium
5. Holland
6. Brazil
7. Portugal
8. France
9. Uruguay
10. Italy

Selected others:
11. Spain
17. England
37. Wales
39. Scotland
43. Northern Ireland
66. Republic of Ireland

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