Iran move three spots up in FIFA rankings

October 25, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran national football team moved up three places to 30th in FIFA's world rankings released on Thursday.

Team Melli jumped up three spots in the latest rankings thanks to a 2-1 win over Bolivia in a friendly match in mid-October.

Iran still are the best Asian team in the rankings with 1478 points, followed by Australia (1432), Japan (1409) and South Korea (1401).

Belgium have edged ahead of France to take outright top spot in the rankings released while tiny Gibraltar were the biggest risers thanks to their first two competitive wins this month.

Belgium and France had been tied at the top last month and while both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians, with 1,733 points, moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 29 November 2018.

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