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Ireland Move Up In The FIFA World Rankings

Ireland have moved up two places in the latest FIFA world rankings as the sport’s world governing body updated the list today. 

During the summer, Ireland lost to France in a friendly while they recorded a 2-1 win over the USA.

Ireland are now 29th in the world, moving up two places from 31.

Martin O’Neill’s side return to action next month when they get their UEFA Nations League campaign underway when they travel to face Wales in their opening game on 6th September before taking on Poland in a friendly a week later.

UEFA Nations League games follow in October when Ireland take on Denmark and Wales again.

In the rankings, France are number one in the world due to their World Cup triumph, Belgium are ranked second and Croatia made a huge leap from 16th in the world to fourth.

England have been rewarded for their World Cup journey by moving up to sixth in the world from 12th.

You can see the full rankings here.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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