Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Americans drop 2 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings amid struggles

Super Eagles of Nigeria drop to 44 in the latest FIFA Rankings Scotland rise 15 places in FIFA rankings as Wales leapfrog England
Elias Hubbard | 15 September, 2017, 00:52

Ahead of the make-or-break FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff against Syria next month, Ange Postecoglou's squad have dropped to 50th, down five places from last month.

The Maldives, an inland nation, also spiraled down to 154th position from 142nd rank in earlier month's Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking.

FIFA announced their latest rankings today and England are no longer Britain's best football team according to the stats with Chris Coleman's Wales team now two places above them.

Cape Verde is the biggest mover in the ranking after their victory over South Africa scaled them 47 places up to 67th.

The Philippines is the highest-ranking country in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Vietnam (130), Thailand (137) and Myanmar (152).

India have dropped below the 100th spot for the first time since May. India now have 315 points, as opposed to 341 they had earlier.

"Nevertheless, it is very important that we are doing very well in the World Cup qualifiers". While Wales, with back-to-back wins over Austria and Moldova, climb five places to 13.

Northern Ireland have reached their highest ever position of 20th, while Scotland have risen 15 places to 43rd.

World champions Germany have replaced Brazil at the top of the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings after the latest round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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