Qatar jumps five places up in latest FIFA ranking
The Maroons, who were 62nd in last month's ranking, have moved up to 57th on Thursday's list.
Asian champions Qatar improved their FIFA ranking by five places, moving up to 57, in the list published by the world governing body on Thursday.
It is their recent victories in the joint qualifying rounds of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup that have helped Qatar to move closer to their best-ever ranking of 51 (in August and October, 1993).
Qatar were 55 in the ranking published on June 14 this year. But they slipped to 62 on July 25 and stayed on there in the September 15 list as well.
Qatar’s all-time lowest ranking was 113 during November 2010.
Qatar are currently placed fifth in Asia, behind Iran (27 on FIFA list), Japan (28), South Korea (39) and Australia (44).
The United Arab Emirates (67), Saudi Arabia (joint 69 with China) are behind Qatar.
Meanwhile, the top three positions remained unchanged on the FIFA list.
Belgium still lead the way from France (second) and Brazil (third).