Philippines slips to 125th, Germany drops to No. 3 in FIFA rankings

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 06, 2015 08:54 PM
Philippines slips to 125th, Germany drops to No. 3 in FIFA
The Azkals ranked 125th in the world, but remain as the top team in Southeast Asia based on the FIFA rankings.

The Philppines slid down one spot to No. 125 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Despite the lower ranking, the Azkals, who will next see action on September 8 against Uzbekistan in Group H of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, remained as the top team in Southeast Asia and ranked 17th in Asia.

World Cup winner Germany dropped to No. 3 with beaten finalist Argentina still at No. 1.

Germany trades places with new No. 2 Belgium as its World Cup results drop in value more than one year later.

The Netherlands fell seven places to No. 12, also because its third-place finish in Brazil counts for less in FIFA's calculations over a four-year cycle.

Colombia stays at No. 4, and Brazil and Portugal each rise one to Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

Copa America winner Chile climbs one to No. 10.

Mexico used its Gold Cup title to rise 14 places to No. 26. Runner-up Jamaica is up 21 to No. 55.

The United States, beaten by Jamaica in the semifinals, improves five places to No. 29.

(With a report from the Associated Press)

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