Azkals jump up to highest FIFA Ranking in team history
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 07, 2016 06:34 PM
The Azkals shoot up to 116th in the latest FIFA World Rankings, their highest in team history
The Philippine Men's National Football team climbed 19 places to the 116th spot in the latest FIFA world men's football rankings, released Thursday, April 7th.
This comes after the Azkals' last two matches in the Group Stage of the FIFA World Cup/ AFC Asian Cup qualifiers last March, wherein the Azkals put on a valiant effort against Uzbekistan and then scored a massive upset against North Korea.
The Azkals managed to finish at third in Group H, granting them automatic qualification to the third round of the 2019 AFC Cup Qualifiers
The 116th rank is the best that the Philippine Azkals have placed since getting as high as 127th back in 2013. The 19-spot jump also marked their best ever move
While the Azkals will be on a bit of a break, they'll be gearing up for the AFF Suzuki Cup coming later this year.