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    Thumbs up Ireland up to 14 in FIFA world rankings

    Ireland have moved up one place to 14th in the latest FIFA World Rankings, published after the World Cup.

    The rankings show Ireland have moved ahead of Holland, who have slipped to 15th in the World.

    Brazil take top spot from France, who now share second spot with Argentina.

    England move up four places to eight in the rankings.


    1 Brazil
    2 Argentina
    2 France
    4 Spain
    5 Germany
    6 Mexico
    7 Portugal
    8 England
    9 Colombia
    10 Italy
    11 United States
    12 Turkey
    13 Denmark
    14 IRELAND
    15 Netherlands
    16 Yugoslavia
    17 Cameroon
    18 Paraguay
    19 Belgium
    20 Sweden

    Others: 55 - Scotland 89 - Northern Ireland 91 - Wales

    http://www.fifa.com/rank/index_E.html

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    Rankings are a joke anyway as taken from last 6 YEARS results!

    How can Colombia be 9th if couldn't even qualify for the WC from south america.


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    Could be worse...

    World's Worst Claims Soccer Honors
    Tue Jul 2, 6:33 AM ET

    THIMPHU, Bhutan (AP) - The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan got three goals from its captain to beat Montserrat 4-0 on Sunday in a game for the title of world's worst team.

    Wangyel Dorji recovered from an eye infection to become the hero in the matchup billed as "The Other Final," hours before Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan.

    The Bhutanese captain opened the scoring in the fourth minute on a header off a corner kick.

    Watched by a crowd of 25,000 in Thimphu's Changlimithang Stadium that was built to accommodate just 10,000 spectators, Bhutan withstood pressure from Montserrat's strikers in the second half.

    Dorji scored on a curling free kick to increase Bhutan's lead in the 67th minute. Midfielder Dinesh Chetri scored Bhutan's third goal in the 76th minute before Dorji finished the scoring two minutes later.

    Bhutan, one of the most unspoiled Himalayan areas, is sandwiched between China and India. It came out of isolation in 2000 to become the youngest member of FIFA, world soccer's governing body.

    FIFA ranked the team No. 202, just ahead of last-place Montserrat.

    The game was conceived by a Dutch communications firm, KesselsKramer, which is being supported by Robot, a Tokyo production company.

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