Malaysia unchanged in latest FIFA rankings

The lack of international friendly matches in July did not affect the Harimau Malaya as they have retained their 168th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

Dollah Salleh's side, who rose as high as 153rd in March 2015, are still just two spots above their all-time lowest position of 170th, which was set in 2008.

They will have an opportunity to improve on their ranking when they host Bangladesh in a friendly match on August 29.

Like Malaysia, most of the Southeast Asian nations have more or less retained their last month’s positions, with only Vietnam (153rd) and Singapore (155th) suffering significant drops from 143rd and 150th respectively.

Meanwhile, at the top of the world, Argentina remain the top dog, with Belgium climbing above Germany into second.

Chile – who beat Lionel Messi and Co in the Copa America final – have re-entered the top 10 at the expense of the Netherlands, who have dropped seven places to 12th.