The defeat against Tajikistan has cost Harimau Malaya dearly, as they dropped four spots in the latest FIFA rankings
BY NIK AFIQ Follow on Twitter
Malaysian national football team, Harimau Malaya, took another blow following losing to 4-1 to Tajiskitan recently, as they dropped four spots in the latest FIFA rankings. Malaysia, previously in 151st are now ranked at 155th, sharing the spot with Puerto Rico.
Dollah Salleh team also fell behind some of their arch rivals in Asean, as now the Malayan Tigers are behind Singapore (152) and Indonesia (153). Philippines and Vietnam are leading the way for Asean countries in 128th and 139th respectively.
Malaysia also dropped to 29th out of the 46 countries representing Asia. Japan, Iran, Uzbekistan are still leading the Asian countries, as they all moved up one spot from their previous ranking.
The new rankings have put Malaysia with some of the more unknown footballing nations, such as Guyana (153), Swaziland (158) and St. Kitts and Nevis (159).
Malaysia were placed as high as 141st in March, before gradually dropping down the rankings after some unimpressive performances shown by the national team.