Scotland drop to lowest Fifa ranking in three years

Gordon Strachan's side endured a miserable second half to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign. Picture: John Devlin

Gordon Strachan's side endured a miserable second half to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign. Picture: John Devlin

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Scotland have slumped to their lowest FIFA world ranking for three years.

Gordon Strachan’s side finished fourth in their Euro 2016 qualification group and Gibraltar are the only side they have beaten in their last five matches.

Scotland are down to 52 in the world rankings as a result - their lowest place since dropping to 72nd in 2012.

Roy Hodgson’s England remain ninth in the world rankings, while Wales have dropped two places to 17th.

Republic of Ireland have moved up to 31st following their Euro 2016 play-off win against Bosnia, but Northern Ireland are just ahead in 30th.

Belgium, Argentina and Spain make up the top three, with world champions Germany slipping to fourth.

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