Here’s an interesting indexing of FIFA world soccer ratings, which shows the performance of all associations by ‘per head of population’. Northern Ireland comes in at number one, and the Republic is number four. Next time our trenchant soccer critics get carried away by the eloquence of their own vituperation, they should come back to this, over and over. H/T James!
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