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Iran goes down in FIFA rankings
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_13-2(67).jpgIran dropped four places to 58th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Wednesday. 
Carlos Queiroz’s team remains at fourth place among the Asian teams. Japan is the best Asian team with 818 points, followed by South Korea (776) and Australia (702).
Lebanon, who beat Iran last month in the World Cup qualifier, has moved up 15 places in the rankings. 
 The October edition of the FIFA World Ranking reflects the 136 matches played over the past month, 76 of which were 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifiers.
Leaders Spain and Germany now find themselves closely pursued by Portugal (3rd, up 1) and Argentina (4th, up 3), who both managed to secure wins in their recent preliminaries, FIFA wrote. 
The current edition of the Ranking sees a further nine teams reach their best-ever position: Algeria (24th, up 4), Mali (27th, up 5), Cape Verde Islands (51st, up 14), Haiti (60th, up 17), Dominican Republic (102nd, up 1), Philippines (147th, up 3), Aruba (154th, up 4), Guam (178th, up 7) and Montserrat (181st, up 25).

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