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Iran remain as Asia's best in latest FIFA Ranking

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Sardar Azmoun of Iran celebrates after scoring a goal against Syria - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Kuala Lumpur: The Islamic Republic of Iran remained Asia’s top ranked team at 33, in the latest FIFA World Ranking which was released on Thursday.

Australia dropped one rung to 37th to be Asia's second best ranked team ahead of Japan, who at 55th, maintained the position they were at in the February 15 2018 rankings.

Korea Republic dropped one spot to 59th and are the continent’s fourth best ranked team.

China PR complete Asia's top five, moving up three places to 65th, while Saudi Arabia occupy sixth after dropping five places to 69th.

Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic will be in action in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in June.


Asia’s Top 10 (global rankings in brackets)

IR Iran (33rd)
Australia (37th)
Japan (55th)
Korea Republic (59th)
China PR (65th)
Saudi Arabia (69th)
Uzbekistan (72nd)
Palestine (73rd)
Syria (74th)
UAE (79)

The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on April 12.