Malaysia move 9 spots up in the latest FIFA rankings

The draw for the preliminary round two of the joint-qualification will be held on July 17 but getting which teams will be the best for Malaysia?
The draw for the preliminary round two of the joint-qualification will be held on July 17 but getting which teams will be the best for Malaysia?


The positive news for the Malaysia men's national football team keep coming after the latest FIFA rankings released today showed Harimau Malaya moving up nine spots from 168 to 159.

This comes after Malaysia earned themselves a place in the second round of the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifications with the resounding 12-2 aggregate win over Timor Leste.

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It has been two years since Malaysia were last around near the 150 mark, in the first half of the 2017, making this jump a very encouraging sign for Tan Cheng Hoe and his team.

In this latest rankings update, together with Hungary and Armenia, Malaysia are the biggest positive movers in the rankings, taking them ahead of regional rivals Singapore and Indonesia.

The latest update means Malaysia are now the 32nd best ranked team in Asia and the 5th best ranked team in Southeast Asia.

More importantly, with the second draw scheduled to take place on July 14th, Malaysia have secured a place in Pot 4 of 5 in the draw at Doha, Qatar.

 

Rankings of ASEAN teams

Ranking

Team

Points

Movement

96

Vietnam

1232

+2

116

Thailand

1165

-2

126

Philippines

1131

-2

138

Myanmar

1084

+2

159

Malaysia

1009

+9

160

Indonesia

1005

-1

162

Singapore

999

-2

169

Cambodia

988

+4

188

Laos

912

-4

193

Brunei

904

+1

 

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