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The Malayan Tigers remain stagnant in the FIFA Rankings, sitting on the 159th spot for the second month running

Malaysia have retained the 159th spot in the latest FIFA Rankings, which was released on Thursday.

The national team did not feature in a single competitive 'A class' fixture last month, which results in their stagnant position in the FIFA Rankings. Throughout June, Malaysia only played three matches, all of which were against Australian club sides early last month.

Malaysia's highest position throughout this year was 158 in January, but the team even dropped to 164th place at one point. But this slow improvement in the ranking is positive, though it would be frustrating for Malaysian fans if they were to compare with other South East Asian countries.

Singapore are ranked 156th, Vietnam in the 145th spot while Philippines are ranked as 144th in the world. The top side in South East Asia is still Thailand, who are ranked as 138th.

When it comes to Asia as a whole, Japan still reigns supreme as the top Asian side, with them being ranked as 37th in the world. South Korea are now ranked 43rd in the world, making them the second highest ranked Asian side.

Spain have retained their number one spot at the top of the FIFA Rankings, despite their inability to win the Confederations Cup, while Brazil's triumph in the final resulted in them climbing 13 spots from 22nd to ninth. Germany remained second the rankings, while Colombia replaced Argentina in the third spot.

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