AFC – KUALA LUMPUR, Islamic Republic of Iran remain the best Asian team in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Monday.
Despite dropping nine spots to 34th, Team Melli – who have qualified for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, maintain their position as Asia’s top team.
After securing a narrow win against Syria in the FIFA World Cup Continental Play-off, Australia climbed seven positions to 43rd to overtake Japan (44th) for second place.
China PR continue to rise up in the rankings, moving five spots to 57th, while Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia are at 62nd and 63rd respectively.
United Arab Emirates remained unchanged at eighth place, ranking 72nd, with Uzbekistan (76th), Syria (77th) and Iraq (80th) to complete Asia’s top 10.
Asia’s Top 10 (global rankings in brackets)
China PR (57th)
Korea Republic (62nd)
Saudi Arabia (63rd)
United Arab Emirates (72nd)
The next FIFA Ranking will be released on November 23.