Iran moves one place down in FIFA ranking

Tasnim – Iran national football team has moved down one place in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Team Melli has dropped to 24th in the latest ranking but still remains the best Asian team.

Brazil has returned to the top of the ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup champion Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

Argentina remains in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights. Switzerland (4th, up 1) has not been ranked higher since the very first month of the World Ranking, while Poland (5th, up 1) is at an all-time high. Neither has dropped in the standings for 11 months.

Portugal (6th, down 2) makes way for the pair, while Belgium (9th, up 1) is the only other climber within the top ten.