Socceroos hit four-year high on FIFA Rankings


Spain have climbed two places in the latest set of FIFA World Rankings into 6 by leapfrogging Poland and Switzerland.

The massive fall on the rankings also comes as a surprise given the Eagles' impressive showing during the November global break.

Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea Republic and Australia will be Asia's representatives at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russian Federation.

South Korea were No. 62 in October rankings and they are confirmed as one of the lowest seeded teams in pot 4 when the 2018 World Cup group draw takes place at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1.

Northern Ireland are down one place to 24th in the November rankings while Wales have dropped five places to 19th.

India remain 105th in FIFA rankings, 10 of top 32 teams not in World Cup 2018 draw
Despite victory against Argentina, Nigeria drops 9 places in FIFA ranking

Senegal's pair of wins over Bafana has seen them soar to the top of the African list and to number 23 in the world‚ with Tunisia‚ Egypt‚ DR Congo and Morocco rounding out the top five from the continent.

Federation Internationale de Football Association made this latest ranking known on Thursday, putting Nigeria at 50 position in the world and 8 in Africa.

Reigning World Cup champions Germany continue to top the rankings, European champions Portugal are in third with a resurgent Brazil between them in second.

Belgium complete the top five, while Spain climbed to sixth position after beating Costa Rica 5-0 and drawing 3-3 with World Cup hosts Russian Federation.

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