Malaysia drop to lowest ever position in latest FIFA rankings

The problems never go do they?

October 2015 will now go down in history as the month in which Malaysia dropped to it’s worst ever position on the FIFA rankings.

After their 10-0 defeat to UAE last month, the Malayan Tigers dropped two spots from 169 to 171, going beyond their previous worst record of 170, which took place in 2008.

Interim head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee expressed his disappointment with the news, though he reaffirmed his desire to remain focused on their upcoming ties against Laos and Timor Leste.

“Obviously it’s frustrating and disappointing for everyone, that we have dropped two position in the latest FIFA rankings,” he said via an official statement.

“But at the same time, we have to remember that there’s two upcoming international matches against Laos and Timor Leste. So we have prepare for these two games and use them to bounce back and improve our rankings,” he added.


It’s visibly a frustrating day for Malaysia. But this was always coming, especially after that defeat. It’s important we look beyond the ranking for now, and concentrate on the upcoming two games. Those are the two ties that would really allow Malaysia to repair its’ reputation on the international arena. Additionally, Ong Kim Swee also has a point to prove, in the race to get the permanent head coach job. He’s got bigger names competing with him for the role, but if he can guide the Malayan Tigers to victory in both games, his chances of keeping the job, would be a lot better.

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