Ireland drop to 55 in FIFA world rankings

Ireland drop to 55 in FIFA world rankings

The Republic of Ireland men's team have dropped from 52nd to 55nd in FIFA's world ranking system. 

This comes after Ireland lost to both France and the Netherland's in their Euro double qualifier this month.

Stephen Kenny's side's chances of reaching the Euro's were all but ended with the defeat against Holland in Dublin.

Ireland will now have three games left in their qualifying group. They play Greece in Dublin on October 13, Gibraltar on October 16. They close out the campaign with a trip to Amsterdam on November 18.

In other FIFA world rankings news, reigning champions Argentina top the list. The other top five positions remained unchanged following the last international break.

Argentina, who climbed to the top spot in April, maintained their rank after securing victories against Ecuador and Bolivia in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers earlier this month.

France are second and retained their position despite a recent friendly defeat to Germany. Brazil remained in third place, while England and Belgium maintained their fourth and fifth rankings, respectively.

Portugal were the only team in the top 10 to climb a spot, moving up to eighth, while Italy dropped one place to ninth after a 1-1 draw with North Macedonia in a Euro 2024 qualifier.

Croatia (sixth), Netherlands (seventh) and Spain (10th) complete the top 10, while Morocco (13th), Colombia (16th), Denmark (18th) and Japan (19th) all moved up a place.

The top 20-ranked nations:

1 - Argentina

2 - France

3 - Brazil

4 - England

5 - Belgium

6 - Croatia

7 - Netherlands

8 - Portugal

9 - Italy

10 - Spain

11 - United States

12 - Mexico

13 - Morocco

14 - Switzerland

15 - Germany

16 - Colombia

17 - Uruguay

18 - Denmark

19 - Japan

20 - Senegal

55- Ireland