Sepp Blatter has paid a glowing tribute to outgoing FIFA Vice-President Jim Boyce.
Northern Ireland's crucial European Qualifier against Romania in June will go ahead at Windsor Park.
Wales are up to their highest position of 22 in FIFA's latest rankings, with England up three places to No 14.
Belfast will welcome a special visitor later this month - the World Cup trophy.
Paddy McNair is eager to make a Manchester United first-team return after making his Northern Ireland debut.
Northern Ireland's football bosses are awaiting a report into suspected structural damage to a stand at Windsor Park.
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