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IR Iran remain as Asia's best

Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Republic of Iran dropped four spots down to 27th in the latest FIFA Men's Ranking, but still retain their spot as the Continent's top team. 

Japan climbed three positions up to 28th spot, followed by Korea Republic, who fell two rungs down to 39th.

Australia's position remained unchanged at 44th, while Qatar were one of the biggest movers, surging five spots up to 57th to complete Asia's top five.

Iraq and Thailand also moved five spots up to 74th and 109th respectively after convincing performances in the recent Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.

The preliminary joint qualifying action resumes on November 15.

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