Malta falls three places in FIFA Ranking

Following the goalless draw with Moldova, Malta fell three places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is now ranked 164th as the ranking for April was released on Thursday.

Among the other European countries, Malta is still ranked 50th. Lying just ahead of Malta are FYR Macedonia (141, down 3), Luxembourg (145, down 3) and Moldova (156). On the other hand, trailing Malta are Liechtenstein (173, down 10), San Marino (200, down 2) and Andorra (202, down 1).

Malta will be in action once again in two friendly matches next month against the Czech Republic and Austria. Both games will be played in Austria.

Meanwhile 2014 FIFA World Cup™ runners-up Argentina are the new team at the top, according to the April 2016 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

La Albiceleste’s recent performances in World Cup qualifying have helped them end Belgium’s five-month-long reign at the summit of football’s world ranking which began when the Red Devils snatched pole position from Argentina back in November 2015. Close behind, Chile move into third (up two places), Colombia fourth (up four) and Uruguay jump to ninth (up two) to strengthen the South American grip on the top ten.

A total of 171 games have been taken into account for the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which includes 51 qualifiers for Russia 2018, 60 continental qualifiers and 60 international friendlies.