Malaysia down to 168th in FIFA world rankings

Malaysia's poor overall showing in June has seen them fall six places to 168th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The Harimau Malaya are now just two spots above their all-time lowest position of 170th, which was set in 2008.

The drop came after they drew with Hong Kong and Timor-Leste before going down 6-0 to Palestine at home last month.

They were overtaken by the likes of Puerto Rico (150th), Turkmenistan (152nd), Hong Kong (154th), Guam (154th), Kyrgyzstan (157th) and New Caledonia (167th).

With their next international match not coming until August 29, there is a probability that Malaysia will slide further down the rankings next month.

African minnows Swaziland, who shared the same spot with Malaysia last month, are now at 138th after grabbing a 2-1 win over Guinea in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

In Southeast Asia, the Philippines remain the top dog as they rose to 124th, their highest ranking ever, while Singapore climbed up to 150th.

Besides Malaysia, the neighbouring countries of Thailand (140th), Vietnam (143rd), Myanmar (162nd), Indonesia (164th), Timor-Leste (165th), Laos (177th), and Cambodia (181st) also suffered a drop in their respective world rankings.