Iran stays best Asian team in FIFA rankings

May 6, 2016

Iran continue to be the highest ranked Asian nation in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday.

Carlos Queiroz’s men ranked 42nd in the world.

Australia is the second best Asian team, followed by South Korea, who has moved up to third.

Meanwhile, Argentina topped the latest FIFA ranking, followed by Belgium and Chile.

Colombia, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay and England made the top 10 list for the month.

FIFA rankings are based on the average number of points that a team accumulates over a four-year period.

 The ranking points in each match are determined by its result, its value and the relative strength of the opponent and their confederation. The system also has a yearly basis depreciation for the value of the matches.

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