The latest FIFA rankings were released today. Qatar are the biggest climbers moving up a massive 38 places, reaching their highest position in more than quarter of a century on the back of their victorious Asian Cup campaign.
Further down the table, Qatar aren’t the only team to have ascended in spectacular style. Fellow finalists Japan (27th, up 23) have also soared up the order, while Korea Republic (38th, up 15), United Arab Emirates (67th, up 12) and Jordan (97th, up 12) all registered double-digit gains. There were also significant upwards moves by the likes of Iraq (80th, up 8), Iran (22nd, up 7) and Uzbekistan (89th, up 6).
Belgium remain first in an unchanged top 10, just in front of world champions France.
The next FIFA world rankings will be published on April 4, 2019.
Top 20 in the latest FIFA rankings: