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Ireland 28th in latest FIFA rankings, Spain retain top spot

Updated: Wednesday, 03 Oct 2012 13:20 | Comments

Euro 2012 and world champions Spain
Euro 2012 and world champions Spain

Spain remain the world's top-ranked team in the latest charts released by FIFA today, while the Republic of Ireland are 28th.

Reigning world and European champions Spain stay top after the World Cup qualifying fixtures last month, with Colombia and Greece breaking into the top 10.

Germany are still second, while Portugal are up to third and Argentina fourth, meaning England drop two places to fifth.

Holland are sixth, Uruguay seventh and Italy eighth, with Colombia up 13 places to ninth.

Greece make up the top 10 thanks to a one-place rise.

The Republic of Ireland drop two places to 28th, while Scotland fall nine to 56th and Wales 12 to 57.

Northern Ireland rise 12 spots to 117th, despite a 1-1 draw with Luxembourg.

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