Sundram's Singapore slip one spot in latest FIFA rankings

Singapore lost one place in the latest FIFA rankings to draw level with Myanmar in the list of Southeast Asian clubs.

The Lions, who have experienced some teething problems under new coach V. Sundramoorthy, including a first loss to Cambodia in 44 years late last month, are now ranked 159th in the latest list released on Thursday.

Singapore have slipped 10 places since June, but they are still some way short of their worst ranking of No.165, which occurred in 2013.

Elsewhere among Southeast Asian teams, the region's current No.1 Thailand improved one place to 120th, while Philippines (+1, No.134), Vietnam (+1, No.138) and Myanmar (+1, No.159) all improved slightly.

Both Philippines and Myanmar are heading in the right direction before they co-host this year’s Suzuki Cup.

Malaysia (No.167), Laos (No.177) and Cambodia (No.180) and Indonesia (No.191) were all steady.

Overall among the Asian Confederation, Iran (No.39) and South Korea (No.48) continue to lead the way, while Japan were the big movers, rising eight places to No.49, ahead of Uzbekistan (No.55) and Australia (No.57).

Globally there was no change to the top 10, with Argentina continuing to hold down top spot, ahead of Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Chile and European Champions Portugal in sixth.

The biggest improvers for the month were North Korea, who leapt 18 spots up to No.99, with the largest fall coming from Panama, who dropped 18 places down to No.69.

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