Qatar Football AssociationNews
11.04.2015 8:04 in :

ZURICH: Qatar jumped an impressive 10 spots, according to latest FIFA
rankings released on Wednesday.

Ranked 109 at the start of March, Qatar are now placed at
99, details have revealed.

Iran (ranked 40 in the world) are the top side in Asia followed by
Japan (50), Korea (57), Australia (63), United Arab Emirates (68),
Uzbekistan (73), China PR (82), Iraq (86), Saudi Arabia (95) and Oman
(97) are above Qatar.

Coached by Djamel Belmadi, Qatar are currently preparing for 2018 FIFA
World Cup qualifiers.

At the top of the FIFA rankings, 2014 World Cup winners Germany remain
first and Argentina second, but Belgium moved above Colombia into
third after their Euro 2016 qualifying wins over Cyprus and Israel
last month.

Brazil went fifth after they continued their resurgence under Dunga
with a 3-1 friendly win in Paris against France and 1-0 success over
Chile in London.

France (11th) and Italy (13th) dropped out of the top 10 with
Switzerland (ninth) and Spain (10th) moving back in.

Top 10 rankings (last month’s position in parentheses)

1 (1) Germany
2 (2) Argentina
3 (4) Belgium
4 (3) Colombia
5 (6) Brazil
6 (5) Netherlands
7 (7) Portugal
8 (9) Uruguay
9 (12) Switzerland
10(11) Spain

Top Asian countries

Iran (40)
Japan (50)
South Korea (57)
Australia (63)
United Arab Emirates (68)
Uzbekistan (73)
China PR (82)
Iraq (86)
Saudi Arabia (95)
Oman (97)
Qatar (99)