IRELAND have moved up 12 places in the FIFA World Rankings following last month’s heroic 1-0 win over World Cup winners Germany.
Martin O’Neill’s men produced the brilliant win at the Aviva Stadium to book their place in the qualification play-offs for the 2016 European Championships in France.
They will go head-to-head against Bosnia-Herzegovina later this month, but have been given a boost as they’re now 42nd in the official rankings, their highest position since April 2013.
Bosnia also moved up the rankings and sit 20th ahead of the tie, an improvement of 10 places. The two sides meet in Bosnia on Friday, November 13, before the return leg in Dublin on Monday, November 16.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland are sitting pretty in the unfamiliar territory of 29th place having qualified automatically for Euro 2016, their first major tournament since 1986 in what will also be their first ever outing at a European Championships.
Elsewhere, Germany remain second in the rankings, while Belgium are now top for the first time in their history.