STEPHEN KENNY’S IRELAND aspect stay at forty seventh place within the Fifa world rankings, after the hierarchy was up to date and adjusted to mirror this month’s Uefa Nations League video games. Eire are nestled between Mali and Greece within the rankings, of their highest rating since they had been rated as forty second in February 2021, previous to World Cup qualifying defeats to Serbia and Luxembourg.
Eire started their League B marketing campaign with a 1-0 loss away to Armenia and a 1-0 dwelling defeat to Ukraine, however turned issues round considerably by beating Scotland 3-0 at dwelling and drawing 1-1 with Ukraine in Poland. (Armenia additionally stay in 92nd place, Scotland are forty fifth, and Ukraine are twenty seventh.)
Fifa rating isn’t related on the subject of seeding for the Euro 2024 qualifier attract October: that draw shall be ranked in response to Nations League outcomes.
Elsewhere, Wales have dropped one place to nineteenth regardless of their qualification for the World Cup, whereas England stay fifth despite their winless Nations League run in June. Northern Eire have dropped 4 locations to 58th.
Brazil are in prime spot, with Belgium second, Argentina third, and France fourth.
Elsewhere, the Republic of Eire ladies’s nationwide workforce have climbed to a joint-record excessive of twenty seventh place on this planet rankings, emulating the standing gained by Noel King’s aspect in 2008. Vera Pauw’s aspect play Georgia on Monday of their newest World Cup qualifier, the place a win would put them clear in second spot within the group and within the boxseat to safe a play-off, with two group video games remaining.
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The lads’s U21 aspect have already secured their play-off for the 2023 European Championships in Georgia and Romania, they usually have climbed to a file excessive of nineteenth in Uefa’s rankings. Ought to any of the edges ranked above them host the 2025 Euros, Eire are anticipated to be boosted to second seeds within the qualifying draw, having been third seeds for this 12 months’s version.