Zurich, MINA – The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) on Thursday, released list of national teams ranking from all over the world. Indonesia’s ranking does not change while significant changes occur in Qatar.
From the ranking table released by FIFA, it is seen that the Red and White teams (Indonesia) are stuck at number 159, below Kuwait (158), but still above Malaysia (167) and Singapore (165).
Indonesia only collected 1,003 points because it had not won a big match recorded in the FIFA calendar.
Meanwhile, Qatar rose to rank 55 which was previously ranked 93 after winning the 2019 Asian Cup.
Qatar, which was defeated by Indonesia with a score of 2-1 in the 2004 Asian Cup in Beijing, China, currently has 1,398 points collected.
Qatar can even overtake World Cup subscription countries such as Cameroon, Egypt and Ecuador.
Qatar football has grown rapidly leaving Indonesia through a long-term coaching program since many years ago, so the results have begun to be felt. Lastly, Qatar became the 2019 Asian Champion and right now are reparing to host the 2022 World Cup.
While Indonesia, is still busy with matters of governance and eradicating the practice of setting scores.
In the latest FIFA release, it also looks like the top 10 rankings have not changed. The top four are Belgium, which is still in the top position with 1,727 points followed by France, Brazil and Croatia. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)