Brunei climb two locations in FIFA rankings » Borneo Bulletin On-line

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Fadhil Yunus
The Brunei Darussalam nationwide soccer crew climbed two locations as much as 189th within the newest rankings launched by world governing physique FIFA on Wednesday.
It marked the nationwide crew’s lowest place in additional than three years since they achieved the rating of 184th on this planet in October 2017.
Brunei fell six locations to a hundred and ninetieth within the up to date rankings a month later and dropped to 196th on this planet rankings a yr later in October 2018. Nevertheless, their rating subsequently improved from November 2018 onwards and stayed at 191st, the place they remained till Tuesday.
Previous to the newest rating, the Wasps haven’t moved from 191st place since September 2019.
Based mostly on rankings allotted for Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) groups solely, Brunei moved one place as much as forty first out of 46 entries forward of Mongolia, Timor Leste, Guam, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Brunei nationwide crew throughout a coaching session. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUSThe Wasps, who gathered 903.9 factors, trailed Dominica by 0.36 factors and are forward of Sao Tome and Principe by 0.59 factors, a marked enchancment to the 15 and 10-point deficit from the 2 groups respectively when the international locations had been final ranked in February.
Following the implementation of Degree 5 of the de-escalation plan final month, the nationwide crew performed two pleasant matches in opposition to home membership Kasuka FC and a Brunei Tremendous League (BSL) all-star facet.
Brunei are aiming for a berth within the group stage of the ASEAN Soccer Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, which is scheduled to happen in December this yr.
To guide a spot, it’s probably that they must get previous Timor Leste who denied them a spot within the final regional match in 2018 within the qualifying stage.
Excluding Australia, Vietnam asserted their superiority as the perfect ranked crew amongst AFF members after climbing one place as much as 92nd.
Thailand are second greatest with a world rating of 106th adopted by Philippines (a hundred and twenty fifth), Myanmar (139th), Malaysia (153rd), Singapore (159th), Indonesia (173rd), Cambodia (174th) and Laos (185th).
Brunei and Timor Leste (196th) accomplished the listing among the many groups affiliated with AFF.
The FIFA rankings, which rank nationwide soccer groups throughout varied confederations via some extent system foundation, had been launched for the second time this yr. The subsequent rankings are anticipated to be launched in Might, two weeks earlier than the beginning of the re-scheduled Euro 2020.



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