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IR Iran stay as Asia's best in latest FIFA Ranking


Thursday, September 20, 2018
Karim Ansarifard of Iran celebrates with teammate Milad Mohammadi during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia match against Portugal.

Kuala Lumpur: The Islamic Republic of Iran dropped one rung to 33 but remain Asia’s top team in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday.


Australia, who had relinquished the top spot to IR Iran in the August rankings, remain as Asia's second best team at 43rd while Japan moved up one spot to 54th.

Korea Republic improved to 55th, up two places and are the continent's fourth best ranked team.

Saudi Arabia complete Asia's top five, moving down one spot to 71st.

Iran remain as Asia's best in the latest #FIFARanking! pic.twitter.com/dWs4FYecM1

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