Latest FIFA world rankings for Caltex Socceroos

Australia remain in 45th spot after the latest FIFA world rankings were released today.

Ahead of two absolute crunch World Cup qualifiers, Australia remains in the mid-40s position. 

Japan, Australia's next opposition on August 31, move up two places to 44. 

Thailand, who face the Caltex Socceroos on Sept 5 to complete the World Cup group qualification phase, are up one place to 130. 

Brazil have returned to number one in the world ahead of Germany who slipped back to second spot. 

USA were one of the big movers, going up nine places to 26.