Positive results push Harimau Malaya up Fifa rankings

KUALA LUMPUR: National football team has stepped up four places to No 154 on the Fifa rankings.

The development was announced by FA of Malaysia via their official Facebook page, based on the latest update yesterday.

Three wins this month against Tajikistan in a friendly and two Asian qualifiers at home over Thailand and Indonesia contributed to Harimau Malaya’s tally of 1,040 points.

Japan remained Asia’s No 1 team at 28th spot, followed by Iran (33), South Korea (41) and Australia (42).

Vietnam continue to be Asean’s best team at 94th, followed by Thailand (113), Philippines (124) and Myanmar (136).

Singapore are 157th, Indonesia and Cambodia (173), Laos (188) and Brunei (191).