Malta climbs fourteen places in FIFA Ranking

Following the 1-3 defeat to Croatia and the 1-1 draw with Georgia, Malta managed to climb fourteen places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is now 153rd.

Among the other European countries, Malta is still ranked 51st. Just ahead of Malta are Iceland (107, up 17), Luxembourg 114 (up 14), Liechtenstein (118, up 1), Moldova (122, down 34), Faroe Islands (125, down 14) and Kazakhstan (131, down 5). Andorra and San Marino are joint-203rd.

Malta will be in action next month, facing Latvia away from home on October 7 and hosting Israel on October 13.

Meanwhile after just one month, the Netherlands (2nd, down 1) had to relinquish first place to Spain (1st, up 1) on the September edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

With England having taken a tumble (8th, down 4), Germany (3rd, unchanged) now sit directly above Uruguay (4th, up 1), who occupy their highest-ever position on the global ladder. Other movers towards the summit were Portugal (5th, up 3), Italy (6th, up 1) and Brazil (7th, down 1).

Elsewhere in the top 50, Switzerland (18th, up 12), Bosnia-Herzegovina (22nd, up 17), Hungary (27th, up 18) and Armenia (44th, up 27) all made good progress.

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