The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign has seen the team rise two places to 31st in the latest FIFA world rankings. Martin O’Neill’s men drew with Sweden and lost to Belgium before beating Italy to secure a place in the last 16.
Ireland exited the competition at the last-16 stage when they were defeated by hosts France. Northern Ireland are in 28th spot, down three places despite a memorable first European Championship campaign where they progressed to the last 16.Wales’ run to the semi-finals sees them climb to 11th, above England who drop down to 13th following an early exit at the hands of Iceland.
Wales move up 15 places an increase of some 291 ranking points the highest of any nation.Scotland, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, are in 50th place, down seven.Portugal, who beat hosts France in the final, move up two places to sixth. Les Bleus climb 10 places to seventh, now above Spain.
The world’s top ten are as follows: