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The South-East Asian champions have continued their slide down the world rankings since their 4th South East Asian title.

In the latest release of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, Singapore have dropped four spots to 162 which leaves them as the 30th best team in Asia.

Asian giants, Japan continue to lead the charge for the continent as they moved up two spots to 26. Japan are closely trailed by Australia and neighbours South Korea, who have dropped two and nine spots respectively, finding themselves at the 39th and 47th position.

Still in Asia, Afghanistan are the biggest movers this time around, as they climbed 48 places to land themselves as the 141st team in the world.

This means they have overtaken the likes of Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The jump comes after they secured qualification in the 2014 Challenge Cup, beating the likes of Sri Lanka and Mongolia en route.

The top five countries still remain as it was a month ago with Europe having four representatives in the top five in the form of Spain, Germany, England and Italy in the first, second, fourth and fifth positions respectively. Lionel Messi’s Argentina slot in at third place.