Iran moved up two places to 20 in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday.
Iran, headed by Carlos Queiroz, defeated Uruguay 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Senegal in two friendly matches held in Austria in late September.
Brazil will go to this year’s World Cup as the top-rated team after extending its lead over second-place Belgium.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on Dec. 22.
By TEHRAN TIMES