The Caltex Socceroos have slipped ten spots in the latest FIFA rankings announced today.
Despite not playing a fixture since November, Australia have dropped to 54 in world, undoing their recent gains due to the weighting of previous fixtures.
The top seven nations in the AFC all dropped in the February release, with Ange Postecoglou’s side placed fourth behind Iran (32), Korea Republic (39) and Japan (52).
The top five nations in the world remained unchanged, with Argentina still top of the standings from Brazil, Germany Chile and Belgium.
The big movers for the month were Cameroon who’s triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations saw them climb 29 places to 33.
The Socceroos will play the newly crowned African champions at the Confederations Cup in June, along with reigning World Cup holders Germany and South American champions Chile.
The Socceroos play two crucial World Cup Qualifiers next month, away to Iraq (122) on 23 March before returning home to tackle UAE (68) in Sydney just five days later.
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