No change for Ireland in FIFA world rankings

Updated: September 5, 2012
James McClean

The Republic of Ireland remain 26th in FIFA’s world rankings table below Australia and above South Korea.

Ireland’s highest ever ranking was sixth, in August 1993 during Jack Charlton’s qualifying campaign for USA 1994.

The current table which was released this morning takes into account all games up to and including last month’s scoreless draw with Serbia, who fell seven places to 42nd.

England remain ranked third in the world behind Spain and Germany, while Wales dropped eight places to 45th, one ahead of Scotland, and Northern Ireland continued their drift out into triple figures by falling 28 places to 129th below New Caledonia and Gambia.

The only movement in the top ten is Portugal climbing above Uruguay from fifth to fourth.

Elsewhere on the list, Brazil remain outside the top ten in 12th position, between Greece and Russia despite winning 10 out of 13 matches in the last year.

FIFA’s top ten
1 Spain
2 Germany
3 England
4 Portugal
5 Uruguay
6 Italy
7 Argentina
8 Netherlands
9 Croatia
10 Denmark


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