Northern Ireland drop down latest FIFA World Rankings while Republic move up one place
Northern Ireland have dropped one place to 26th in the latest FIFA World Rankings.
Michael O'Neill's men are still ahead of the Republic of Ireland but the gap is closing, with Martin O'Neill's side up one place to 31st in the latest ranking list, tied with Scotland.
NI have fallen below Costa Rica while the Republic have moved ahead of the update's worst movers Egypt, down a whopping 13 places. England remain in 16th as Wales fall one place to 20th.
The most positive movers are Congo, up eight places from 96th to 88th.
Northern Ireland next take to the pitch on March 24 when they host South Korea at the National Stadium at Windsor Park. Tickets are still available here.
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