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Northern Ireland reach best ever Fifa world ranking position ahead of Euro 2016 kick-off

Northern Ireland have reached number 25 in the Fifa World Rankings - the international team's best ever position.

Michael O'Neill's men will travel to France with the added spring in their step after this month's rankings bumped his team up one place.

The Green and White Army are one place above fellow Euro 2016 finalists Wales in the June rankings.

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England moved out of the top 10, down one to 11.

While the Republic of Ireland - who will also appear at this Summer's finals - moved down two places to 33.

Scotland also dropped three places to 43.

Northern Ireland play Slovakia in a friendly on Saturday night before their group games against Poland, Ukraine and Germany in France.

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