Iran becomes top Asian team in FIFA rankings

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) – Iran replace Japan as the best Asian football team in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Iran took over the throne of being Asia’s best after leaping over Japan in the rankings. Japan is second followed by South Korea and Australia.

The Persians climbed four spots to 45 in the rankings.

Carlos Queiroz’s men defeated Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok, Thailand on November 15. The team pummeled Lebanon 4-1 in Beirut four days later and booked a place in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

But on a bigger picture, Spain, Germany, Argentina and Colombia all retain their respective positions from first to fourth, although Portugal have jumped nine spots to be ranked fifth in the world now.

By Mehr News Agency 


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