Iran to move up seven places at FIFA rankings

Tasnim – Iranian national football team will move up seven places to 23rd in the FIFA World Ranking which will release on Thursday.

Germany will return to the summit of the rankings after its Confederations Cup victory over Chile.

In Asia, Iran is still way out in front and will move up another seven places into 23rd in the process of qualifying for the World Cup.

Their nearest challengers are Australia (44th, up four) and Japan (45th, non-mover).

The new FIFA Ranking will be officially published on Thursday.

1. Germany
2. Brazil
3. Argentina
4. Portugal
5. Switzerland
6. Poland
7. Chile
8. Colombia
9. France
10. Belgium
11. Spain
12. Italy
13. England
14. Peru
15. Croatia
16. Mexico
17. Uruguay
18. Sweden
19. Iceland
20. Wales