Things are starting to look up for the Harimau Malaya team.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) published their latest world ranking for the month of June and the top ten countries in the world remained unchanged.
However, the Malaysian football team surprisingly managed to move three places up the rankings despite not playing a single match since the goalless draw with Philippines in March.
According to the official website of FIFA (www.fifa.com), Harimau Malaya earned 148 points to move up to the 155th position in the list, after starting the month of May in 158th place.
Malaysia is currently ahead of Maldives (156), Singapore (157) and Sudan (158).
Nelo Vingada and his team will be able to improve on their current world ranking when they face Lebanon in the opening 2019 Asian Cup qualifier game at Larkin Stadium on June 13.