Ireland slip to record low in Fifa rankings

Martin O’Neill’s side down to 68th after defeat to Serbia last week

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has a job on to arrest Ireland’s steady decline. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has a job on to arrest Ireland’s steady decline. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 19:59

Ireland has slipped to another new record low on Fifa’s world ranking list in the wake of this month’s defeat by Serbia with Martin O’Neill’s side now 68th, one down on where the team stood in February.

Bulgaria and Jordan have both overtaken Ireland since then.

The top five on the list is unchanged with Spain still in top spot ahead of Ireland Euro 2016 rivals Germany and then Argentina, Portugal and Colombia.

Ireland’s other group rivals, Scotland, Poland and Georgia are 37th, 73rd and 99th respectively.

Gibraltar does not have a ranking.

England, meanwhile, are 12th with Wales 49th and Northern Ireland 86th.

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