NI down, ROI up in latest FIFA rankings

Northern Ireland are down three places in the latest FIFA World Rankings, following their run at the European Championships.

Michael O’Neill’s side, who reached the knockout stages and were eliminated by Wales, now sit in twenty-eighth place.

NI faced Germany at Euro 2016. Credit: Pacemaker

Meanwhile the Republic of Ireland, who also made the last 16 before exiting to France, moved up two spots to 31.

Wales' run to the semi-finals moved them up to eleventh, climbing ahead of England who slumped two places to thirteenth.

Scotland, who missed out on the championships, dropped to fiftieth.

European champions Portugal moved up two places to sixth, while finalists and tournament hosts France are now seventh.