The Republic of Eire have fallen three locations from forty seventh to fiftieth within the newest FIFA world rankings — their lowest place in seven years.
The slippage displays a return of two factors out of 9 from the World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia.
Eire’s Group A rivals Portugal and Serbia are every up one place to seventh and twenty eighth respectively, whereas Luxembourg are 94th and Azerbaijan 117th.
Republic of Eire supervisor Stephen Kenny. Pic: Harry Murphy/SportsfileNorthern Eire climbed 4 locations to forty seventh whereas England moved up one spot to 3rd, to equal their highest putting.
Worryingly, Eire have dropped to twenty eighth amongst UEFA nations, which raises the spectre of being seeded fourth for the Euro 2024 finals until outcomes enhance underneath Stephen Kenny.
Supervisor Stephen Kenny has overseen Eire’s slippage to their lowest rating in seven years. Pic: INPHO/Laszlo GeczoIreland have to be amongst Europe’s prime 30 to be seeded third on the Euro 2024 qualifying attract December 2022.
Kenny, and not using a victory in 12 aggressive video games, will pay attention to the necessity for a robust end to the World Cup qualifiers, beginning away to Azerbaijan on October 9 earlier than the November doubleheader at dwelling to Portugal and away to Luxembourg.
Eire have been thirty fourth underneath Mick McCarthy on the finish of 2019 and as excessive as twenty third underneath Martin O’Neill on the finish of 2016.