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Published: 10:25 | 14/7/16

Rankings rise for Ireland

The Republic of Ireland have climbed to 31st in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The Boys in Green have moved up two places in the latest rankings with their rise down to their win over Italy during the group stages of Euro 2016 to progress to the last-16 in France.

England were dumped out of the competition by Iceland and they have dropped down to 13th, while Wales' brilliant run in France has seen them jump 15 places to 11th, overtaking England in the process.

Argentina top the rankings from Belgium and Colombia with Germany and Chile also in the top five.

Portugal managed just one win in 90 minutes in Euro 2016 but they went on to lift the trophy and they have been rewarded with a move up to sixth in the rankings.

Beaten finalists France have also moved into the top ten to sit one place behind Portugal, while Spain, Brazil and Italy completing the top ten.

Elsewhere, Iceland are up to 22nd, Northern Ireland have dropped three places to 28th and Scotland are 50th.

FIFA World Rankings as of July 2016:

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Colombia

4. Germany

5. Chile

6. Portugal

7. France

8. Spain

9. Brazil

10. Italy

11. Wales

12. Uruguay

13. England

14. Mexico

15. Croatia

16. Ecuador

17. Poland

18. Switzerland

19= Hungary

19= Turkey

Selected Others:

28. Northern Ireland

33. Republic of Ireland

50. Scotland

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