Qatar ranked 109 on FIFA monthly ranking
ZURICH: Qatar are at 109, according to FIFA rankings announced in the
Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday.
Qatar, coached by Djamel Belmadi, were ranked at the same spot in February also.
Macedonia are ranked above Qatar at 108 with 308 points. Al Annabi
have 300 points.
Sudan are ranked a notch below Qatar with 288 points.
Meanwhile, European champion Spain has fallen out of the top 10 in
FIFA’s rankings for the first time since 2007.
World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 ahead of Argentina, Colombia,
Belgium and the Netherlands.
The only change in the top 10 is that Italy rises two places into
10th, while Spain drops one spot to 11th.
None of the elite teams played in the last month, but games played
earlier in the four-year cycle of results lost ranking value.
Romania rises two places at No. 14 and could be seeded in July when
European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup are drawn.
Costa Rica remains No. 13 to lead CONCACAF nations. The United States
falls one to No. 32.
Algeria at No. 18 leads African nations. Iran is Asia’s best at No. 42.