Malta still 185th in FIFA Ranking

Following back-to-back defeats to Luxembourg and Finland, Malta is still ranked 185th as the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was published on Thursday.

Malta is still third from bottom in Europe, ahead of Gibraltar (196, up 10) and San Marino (205, down 1). Lying just ahead of Malta are Kosovo (152, up 24), Moldova (173, down 3) and Liechtenstein (181).

The next commitments for Malta are three friendly matches against Armenia, Georgia and Moldova between May 29 and June 4. The three friendlies will be played in Austria.

March saw a busy month in international football, with a total of 133 games played across the globe meaning plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

Teams bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ grabbed some of the headlines this past month, with holders Germany remaining top – despite a draw and defeat in March – Belgium climbing onto the podium (third, plus two) following a thumping 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Tunisia (14th, plus nine) and Uruguay (17th, plus five) jumping up the table after both recording a pair of friendly victories in March. The Eagles of Carthage, for their efforts, reached their best-ever ranking.

There were also best-ever positions for the newest FIFA Member Associations, with Kosovo’s pair of friendly victories over Madagascar and Burkina Faso seeing them leap 24 places to 152nd, while Gibraltar’s 1-0 win over Latvia saw them jump ten spots to 196th.