Northern Ireland drop 14 spots to 84th in Fifa rankings

Nigel Worthington
Northern Ireland are on the lookout for a new manager after Nigel Worthington stepped down from the role

Northern Ireland's freefall in the world rankings has continued as they have dropped 14 places to 84th in the latest Fifa ratings.

The managerless Northern Irish were beaten by Estonia and Italy in the concluding Euro 2012 qualifiers earlier this month.

Manager Nigel Worthington announced before the Italy defeat that he was quitting the Northern Ireland job.

The Republic of Ireland have improved four places to 25th in the rankings.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side secured a Euro 2012 play-off meeting with Estonia by defeating Andorra and Armenia earlier this month.

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