Published: Thu, November 23, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Malaysia suffer drop in world football ranking

Malaysia suffer drop in world football ranking

Spain have climbed two places in the latest set of FIFA World Rankings into 6 by leapfrogging Poland and Switzerland.

South Korea were No. 62 in October rankings and they are confirmed as one of the lowest seeded teams in pot 4 when the 2018 World Cup group draw takes place at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1.

Australia - thanks to their FIFA World Cup 2018 Play-off wins over Syria and Honduras - also saw an improvement as the Asian champion jumped to 39th from 43rd spot previously.

Malaysia climbed briefly to No 156 in November previous year under then-coach Ong Kim Swee but the national team's ranking has dropped precipitously after Vingada took over, when the national team peaked in June at 155th. Congo DR are in fourth while Morocco, Burkina Faso and Cameroon all finished above Nigeria.

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The top of the rankings remains unchanged with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium filling out the top five.

The latest ranking, which was published on FIFA's official website, places the Super Eagles in the eighth position in Africa behind Senegal who recorded their highest-ever position on the monthly ranking moving up nine steps to 23rd.

England have also dropped in the rankings, down three to 15th.

The next Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking will be published on 21 December 2017.

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