Iran Moves Top of Asia in FIFA Rankings

Iran Moves Top of Asia in FIFA Rankings

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran moved up four places in the FIFA monthly rankings for September, published Thursday.

Iran, 44th, has returned to top of the Asia, while Japan was four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.

World champion Germany stayed top of the table, followed by World Cup runner up Argentina with Colombia in third and Netherlands fourth.

Of the 141 international “A” matches taken into account for this month’s ranking, over half of them (80) were continental qualifiers in Europe, Africa and CONCACAF, the other 61 fixtures being friendlies.

This takes the total number of international “A” matches played in 2014 so far to 526.

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