Malaysia plummet in FIFA rankings
The Harimau Malaya have dropped to their worst position since 2008, when they fell to an all-time low of 170th.
They have been overtaken in the world rankings by Dominica (165th) and Suriname (154th), who jumped 12 and 14 places respectively, while Yemen are closing in on Dollah Salleh’s men at 168th.
With only a few matches played in the past month, most teams have remained in their same positions, especially in the case of the top 17 positions with Germany (1st), Argentina (2nd) and Belgium (3rd) leading the way.
Iran (40th), Japan (50th) and South Korea (57th) continue to be the top dogs in Asia.
As for the Southeast Asian region, Vietnam (124th), the Philippines (137th) and Brunei (182nd) have climbed slightly in the rankings, while the positions of Thailand (142nd), Timor-Leste (151st), Myanmar (158th), Indonesia (159th) Singapore (162nd), Laos (178th) and Cambodia (179th) are unchanged.