Qatar remain in 98th place in FIFA rankings
Zurich: Qatar have remained 98th globally following the release of the
latest FIFA World Ranking earlier this week. With 348 points accumulated,
Qatar are now 98th above Palestine and below India.
Islamic Republic of Iran have reclaimed its position as Asia’s top ranked
team despite dropping three places to be 32nd globally in the latest FIFA
The first five Asian teams are as follows: Iran (32nd), Australia (43rd),
Japan (55th), South Korea (57th), and Saudi Arabia (70th).
France have replaced Germany at the top of the standings, climbing up by
six places after lifting the 2018 FIFA World Cup last month. Les Bleus lead
the world rankings for the first time in over 16 years, while Russia and
2018 WC semi-finalists Belgium replaced Brazil in second position.
The August FIFA rankings are the first ones calculated with a new formula
after the old version had been criticized for favoring teams who played less