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FIFA World Rankings Latest: Ireland Hit Lowest Point In Eight Years

FIFA World Rankings Latest: Ireland Hit Lowest Point In Eight Years
By Kim Morrissey Updated
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The Republic of Ireland men's team have dropped out of the top 50 nations in the world, following the latest Fifa World Rankings which were released just after this month's international break.

June proved a difficult month for Stephen Kenny's side, not only did they drop in FIFA rankings, now ranked at 52nd but their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 were dealt a real blow.

The 2024 Euros seem to be slipping away from the boys in green following their recent matches. Kenny's side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Greece in Athens, which could prove costly in the future of Ireland securing a spot in Euro 2024 or not.

Ireland did however redeem themselves to their Irish fans somewhat when they went out and beat Gibraltar 3-0 days later to get their first win of their Euro 2024 qualifier campaign.

16 June 2023; Republic of Ireland players, from left, Evan Ferguson, Josh Cullen and John Egan after their defeat in the UEFA EURO 2024 Championship qualifying group B match between Greece and Republic of Ireland at the OPAP Arena in Athens, Greece. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Ireland's Euro 2024 Qualifier Group Opponents Rankings

Ireland's group rivals France sit comfortably at 2nd, just behind World Cup winners Argentina.


Another one of Ireland's Group B opponents ranks in the top ten, the Netherlands secured a 7th place rank in the latest FIFA rankings.

Greece effectively swapped places with Ireland following their 2-1 victory. They now rank in the 49th spot, the place Ireland held prior to heading into the international matches.

Latest FIFA World Rankings Top 25

Position Team Points
1 Argentina
2 France 1843.54
3 Brazil 1828.27
4 England 1797.39
5 Belgium 1788.55
6 Croatia 1742.55
7 Netherlands 1731.23
8 Italy 1726.58
9 Portugal 1718.25
10 Spain 1703.45
11 USA 1673.34
12 Switzerland 1661.12
13 Morocco 1655.5
14 Mexico 1639.19
15 Germany 1636.32
16 Uruguay 1633.13
17 Colombia 1624.91
18 Senegal 1612.61
19 Denmark 1597.37
20 Japan 1595.96
21 Peru 1561.2
22 IR Iran 1556.59
23 Sweden 1547.11
24 Ukraine 1541.25
25 Serbia 1539.03

Ireland's Ranking Throughout The Years


Ireland are currently ranked 52nd in the world.


Making this Ireland's lowest FIFA rank since 2015, when they were ranked 67th under then-manager Martin O'Neill.

Having already slipped to 49th earlier this year, the men's national team, dropped further down the rankings following a tough June.

What is Ireland's Lowest-Ever FIFA World Ranking?

Ireland's lowest-ever ranking was 70th, which was in June 2014, following a string of poor results.


What is Ireland's Highest Ever FIFA World Ranking?

In order to find Ireland's highest-ever FIFA world rank, you have to go back to the summer of 1993.

In 1993 Ireland was unstoppable, losing only one competitive match from July 1990 to June 1994, earning them their highest ranking in the world standings every.

In the summer of 1993, Ireland were ranked 6th in the FIFA World Rankings.




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