Yes, the FIFA World Rankings appear to be nonsense most of the time but we still can't help paying attention when they're announced. And there's excellent new this time.
Ireland have moved up, despite the fact that we haven't actually played since the last rankings were announced. When we say on the up, we're up one place, to 66th. Sure if that's not great news we don't know what is.
All hail Montenegro for dropping two places. Even though they last played in November, the same time as we did. Who said the FIFA rankings mean nothing?
Elsewhere in the rankings, Spain have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since 2007, with Italy taking their place in tenth.