In the latest FIFA rankings which came out yesterday, Malaysia has drop 2 spots from the 144th spot. This is one day before we take on Singapore in the repeat leg of the FIFA World Cup qualifier with a 2 goal deficit to chase. Notable improvement are our opponents, Singapore who surged a impressive 11 spots to 131. So we sit pretty now on the 146th spot of 203 in total. Shameful!
Some may argue that we were impressive recently and probably surprised by the drop but maybe we are not doing the right things where it matters and only doing well on the matches which has no value.We also perform horribly when we play out of the country but do decent when we play at home “Jaguh Kampung” mentality kicking in there.
To give you a bit of background on Malaysia and FIFA rankings,
Highest FIFA ranking -> 75th – August 1993. .
Lowest FIFA Ranking -> 170th – April 2008.
Best Mover -> 21 spots- April 1996
Worst mover -> -23 spots – October 1995
PS : Bangladesh are now 147th in the rankings, one behind Malaysia