Ireland fall again in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association World Rankings

Martin O’Neill’s side drop one place to 51st in the World and are now sandwiched between Venezuela and Jamaica in the World Rankings.


For the first time ever, Wales have gone above England in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, leaving England fans horrified and Wales fans stunned.

The new rankings see England drop from 8 to 10, while Wales maintain their previous position of 9.

Scotland are up a place (31), while Northern Ireland slip one place to 41.

While Argentina preserve their location at the very top of the desk Romania will also be adjudged to become much better than equally England and Wales.

England, who are top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 100% record, face San Marino on Saturday.

How are the rankings worked out?

Spain and Netherlands occupy 11th and 12th spots and are closely followed by Austria, who climb two spots to number 13 in the list courtesy their consistent performances over the past few months.

They are three points clear at the top of Group B with four games remaining as they attempt to reach their first major finals since 1958.


For example if a team beat a team ranked in the top five of the list in a World Cup semi-final that would be worth more points in the rankings that beating a team ranked lower in a qualifier.

3 August 2015 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during a press conference. Republic of Ireland Press Conference Estadio Algarve Faro Portugal