Qatar Football AssociationNews
24.10.2014 7:20 in :

DOHA: Qatar has jumped to 88 in FIFA world rankings after a slew of fixtures on the international calendar, in which saw Qatar beat Uzbekistan, Lebanon and Australia in three international friendlies.

Ranked 96 at the end of last FIFA rankings issued a month, Qatar have jumped an impressive 8 spots in the monthly ranking.

Qatar, now coached by Djamel Belmadi, have accumulated 369 points.

Germany continue to lead theFIFAworld rankings, meanwhile, former No. 1 Spain stand on the brink of dropping out of the top 10, while the likes of Belgium, France and Portugal continue to progress among the elite.

As ever,FIFA’s points methodology highlights why certain teams have dropped despite positive results. The “World Cup cycle” formula continues to be utilised, meaning the four-year period between tournaments is judged and not just recent scorelines.

Points are currently deduced through the following formula: Resultx Importance of Match x Strength of Opposition x Confederation Strength = Total Points.

The conclusion of the 2014 World Cup saw a new weighting system introduced. Points awarded are currently multiplied on the following difficulty scale:CONMEBOL1.00;UEFA0.99; AFC,CAF,OFCand CONCACAF0.85.

In Asian rankings, Japan are number one followed by Iran. Uzbekistan are placed third while Korea are fourth in Asia.

Qatar are ranked number 8 in Asia.