Football | Republic of Ireland leapfrog Northern Ireland in FIFA rankings

The Republic of Ireland have moved up two places to 34th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Mick McCarthy’s side have overtaken Northern Ireland, who drop two places to 36th in the list.

Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off opponents Slovakia have moved down one place to 32nd on the list, four spots above the Boys in Green.

Northern Ireland’s play-off opponents Bosnia, meanwhile, have dropped one place to 49th on the list.

Denmark, who drew 1-1 at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month, have dropped two places to 16th.

The top five remains unchanged, with Belgium sitting atop the standings after their unblemished Euro 2020 qualification campaign.

World champions France occupy second place ahead of Brazil in third, with England and Uruguay completing the top five.

Wales have moved up two places to 22nd, while Scotland have climbed three positions to 50th.