Friday, October 18, 2013

Malaysia Move Up One Rung In FIFA's Latest Ranking

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- The 1-1 draw recorded by Malaysia against Bahrain in the Asia Cup 2015 qualifier at the Shah Alam Stadium on Tuesday has changed the country's position in FIFA's ranking for the better.

According to FIFA's latest ranking today, Malaysia's national team Harimau Malaya coached by Datuk K. Rajagobal moved up one rung to 160th spot, as compared to 161st place last month.

In January, Harimau Malaya were ranked 158th, February (159) March (164), April (163), May (161), 159th in June and July and 162nd in August .

With the latest ranking, Malaysia has for company countries like Bermuda (161), Bangladesh (162), Nepal (165), Sri Lanka (166) and Pakistan (168).

Regionally, Malaysia, however, dropped one rung and are behind the Philippines (137), Thailand (143), Myanmar (149), Vietnam (151) and Singapore (155).

At the Asian level, Malaysia also dropped one rung and are in 31st position out of 46 countries.

Meanwhile, Confederation Cup 2013 runners-up Spain continued to lead the ranking with 1,513 points.

Germany who were in third place dislodged Argentina from second place with 1,311 points, The South American giants dropped to third place after collecting 1,266 points.

FIFA's ranking involves 209 countries.

-- BERNAMA

No comments:

Post a Comment