Qatar remain in 85th place in FIFA rankings

Kuala Lumpur: Qatar have remained 85th globally following the

release of the latest FIFA World Ranking earlier this week.

With 418 points accumulated, Qatar are now 85th above China

and below Trinidad and Tobago.

Islamic Republic of Iran have remained Asia’s top ranked team

despite dropping three places to be 32nd globally in the latest FIFA

World Ranking.

Korea Republic remained Asia’s second best ranked team having

dropped two spots to 39th overall, while Japan (52nd) overtook

Australia (54th) as the third best ranked side in Asia. Saudi Arabia

maintained their position as the continent’s fifth best ranked team.

All of Asia’s top ten teams are currently competing in the third round

of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, with unbeaten Iran

leading Group A and Saudi Arabia edging out Japan to sit atop Group


The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on March 9.

Asia’s Top 10 (global rankings in brackets)

Iran (32nd)

Korea Republic (39th)

Japan (52nd)

Australia (54th)

Saudi Arabia (56th)

Uzbekistan (63rd)

United Arab Emirates (68th)

Qatar (85th)

China PR (86th)

Syria (93rd)

FIFA Ranking Who's at the Top

97 India
98 Qatar
99 Palestine