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Iran tops Asia in new FIFA ranking

Tehran, Team Melli (Iranian national soccer team) climbed five ranks to become 32nd in the world and get its title back from Australia.

In the new ranking of FIFA published on Thursday, Iran received 1,471 points to become 32nd in the world and first in Asia.

This is the first ranking after Russia 2018 World Cup using the new formula.

The ranking shows France, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, and Uruguay first through fifth.

The first five Asian teams are as follows: Iran (32nd), Australia (43rd), Japan (55th), South Korea (57th), and Saudi Arabia (70th).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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