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22 December 2022 - 23:57
FIFA Ranking: Iran Moves Down Four Places

Iran football team moved down to 24th place in the latest FIFA ranking published on Thursday.

Team Melli has dropped four places following poor results in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Iran, headed by Carlos Queiroz, lost to England (6-2) and the US (1-0) and defeated Wales (2-0) and failed to advance to the knockout stage for the first time ever.

Japan is the best Asian team after advancing to the knockout stage.

The Samurai Blue has moved up to the 20th place.

Brazil remains top and World Cup winner Argentina moved up to the second place, followed by France, Belgium and England.

In total, seven teams have risen by more than ten places in the Ranking since December 2021: Gambia (126th, plus 24), Morocco (11th, plus 17), Costa Rica (32nd, plus 17), Cameroon (33rd, plus 17), Equatorial Guinea (98th, plus 16), Indonesia (151st, plus 13) and Cuba (168th, plus 11).

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 6 April 2023.

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