Socceroos climb to highest FIFA Ranking since 2012

The Subway Socceroos have climbed to their highest position in over a decade following the release of the latest Men's FIFA Rankings.

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Australia jumped two places into 25th spot after FIFA World Cup 2026™ Second Round Asian Qualifying wins against Bangladesh and Palestine during the November window.

September 2012 was the last time the Socceroos were ranked 25th in the world, a testament to the squad's strong performances in the previous 18 months after closing out 2022 in 27th.

The past 12-month period included the Socceroos' highest number of games against top-10 opponents since men’s rankings began in 1992.

The period – encompassing the first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match against France and culminating with an international fixture against England at Wembley Stadium – saw Graham Arnold’s side play five opponents ranked #10 or higher.

In addition to those fixtures, the Subway Socceroos faced Ecuador (#30) and Mexico (#12) within that timeframe.

Prior to this, Australia had never played against top 10 teams more than three times in a 12-month period.

Graham Arnold's side remain the fourth best ranked AFC nation after Korea Republic (23), IR Iran (21) and Japan (17).

The next FIFA World Rankings will be published on 21 December.

The Subway Socceroos return to action in January 2024 for the highly-anticipated AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™.