Malaysia drops to 174 in world football ranking

harimau-malaya-fifaKUALA LUMPUR: Harimau Malaya’s disastrous 2019 Asian Cup campaign has pushed Malaysia down to 174 in the latest world football rankings by the International Football Federation (FIFA).

The FIFA website said Malaysia dropped four rungs following the dramatic rise of Indonesia and Barbados, who share 154th spot.

Malaysia’s position at 174 is its worst since the ranking system was introduced by FIFA.

Iran remains the best Asian country at 32, up two rungs, followed by Australia (39), Japan (55) and South Korea (59).

The Philippines is the best Southeast Asian country despite falling two rungs to 118, followed by Vietnam (125) and Thailand (132).

Malaysia’s best world football rankings were 75 in 1993 and 89 in 1994.