FIFA Rankings: Iran moves up two places

Tasnim – Iran has moved up two places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Iran remains Asia’s top-ranked team as it moved up to 32 in the rankings, an improvement of two places from October.

Iran defeated Panama and Venezuela in two friendly matches.

Australia – thanks to their FIFA World Cup 2018 Play-off wins over Syria and Honduras – also saw an improvement as the Asian champion jumped to 39th from 43rd spot previously.

Japan is Asia’s third highest ranked team but it dropped to 55th, down 11 places.

South Korea improved three spots to 59 while China dropped from 57th to 60th.