Iran 20th in FIFA World Ranking

Iran 20th in FIFA World Ranking

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran will head into next week’s AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to 26 draw as the continent’s second-ranked side following the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.

Japan moved up one spot to 17th and is the best Asian team.

Team Melli remained unchanged in 20th spot, while Korea Republic moved up one spot to 21st, as did Australia (22).

Qatar (35), Iraq (55), Saudi Arabia (56), Uzbekistan (62), Jordan (68) and United Arab Emirates (69) complete the top 10 Asian sides.

DPR Korea, who will also be in the pot for next week’s draw, were the biggest Asian movers - climbing eight spots to 110th after beating Syria 1-0 and Myanmar 4-1.

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