IR Iran stay as Asia’s best in latest FIFA Ranking

The Islamic Republic of Iran moved up one rung to 29 to remain Asia’s top team in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday.

The top five remained unchanged with Australia as Asia’s second best team, moving one spot up to 41st while Japan are third at 50th.

Korea Republic are 53rd, and are the continent’s fourth best ranked team.

Saudi Arabia complete Asia’s top five, moving up three spots to 69th.

Qatar, Jordan, Thailand and Hong Kong also improved their rankings, with all improving three spots.