Following back-to-back wins over Liechtenstein and Andorra and a draw with the Faroe Islands, Malta climbed another four places in the Coca-Cola/FIFA Ranking and is now ranked 176th. This means that since September, Malta climbed ten places.
Malta is now fifth from bottom in Europe, lying ahead of Moldova (177, down 2), Liechtenstein (181), Gibraltar (195) and San Marino (210). Lying just ahead of Malta are Andorra (151).
Meanwhile with no fewer than 160 full internationals played in November, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, CAF Africa Cup of Nations, and the UEFA EURO, the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking sees plenty of movement.
While the podium remains unchanged, Belgium have widened the gap on their immediate pursuers France. Third-placed Brazil are closing in on Les Bleus after extending their perfect start in South American qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Despite the lack of movement at the summit, there are some familiar faces back in the top ten, with Mexico (9th, +2) and Italy (10th, +2) making their return after nine and four years respectively. Croatia (11th, -2) and Colombia (15th, -5) are the two teams dropping out.
A little further down, Romania (37th, +7) and Hungary (40th, +7) have also made impressive gains, while Egypt (49th, +3) and Cameroon (50th, +3) move into the Top 50 at the expense of Costa Rica (51st, -1) and Ghana (52nd, -4).