Australia remains Asia No.1

Australia remains Asia’s No.1 ranked football team, despite slipping fives places in the latest FIFA World Rankings released yesterday.

Australia remains Asia-s No.1 ranked football team, despite slipping fives places in the latest FIFA World Rankings released yesterday.

The Socceroos loss to Kuwait last Thursday meant Australia dropped out of the top 30 in the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in three months .

Japan jumped two spots to rise to number 35 in the world and within site of Australia, with important World Cup qualifiers coming up at the end of the month.

Australia-s next opponent Uzbekistan is ranked No.74, dropping two spots.

Spain remains a clear leader out in front of the rankings, some 300 points ahead of Germany in second. There was no change to the top five, with the Netherlands, Italy and Brazil all trying to chase down the Spanish side.

Australia will play Uzbekistan on Wednesday April 1 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, kicking off at 8.00pm. Tickets are still available for this vitally important World Cup qualifier and can be purchased through Ticketek.

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