FIFA World Ranking

Japan stay top, Palestine biggest movers

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Kuala Lumpur: Japan remain as Asia's best with Palestine the biggest movers as they improved three spots to 103 in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday.

With limited matches played since the last FIFA World Ranking, Asia's top 15 remained unchanged with Japan ranked 28th, followed by Islamic Republic of Iran at 31st.

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Korea Republic, at 40th, are the Continent's third highest ranked side, while Australia (42) and Qatar (55) completed the top five.

Japan still lead the way as top 1️⃣5️⃣ teams in Asia remain unchanged in the latest #FIFARanking!

— AFC (@theafcdotcom) February 20, 2020

Palestine (103rd, up 3) were the first biggest climbers of 2020. The West Asian side's success in January’s Bangabandhu Cup saw them leapfrog Estonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique and Kenya as they secured the biggest move by points and rank.

Pakistan (200, up 1) also improved their position amidst a rather quiet month in international football.

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