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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's world football ranking continues to tumble, dropping three rungs from 154 last month to 157.
The latest ranking issued by International Football Federation (FIFA) means that Malaysia have recorded the lowest ranking this year.
Malaysia were ranked 148 in January, 150 in February, 152 in March, 156 in April, 153 in May and 154 in June.
The latest ranking put Malaysia on par with Cuba (150), Bangladesh (151), Palestine (154) and Faroe Islands (155), countries that lack football fields and sports equipment.
Within South-east Asia, Malaysia remain fifth behind Vietnam (120), Thailand (135), Philippines (152) and Indonesia (153).
At Asia level, Malaysia drop one rung to 28 from among 46 countries.
Meanwhile, Spain who won EURO 2012 strengthened their position as the world's top team by collecting 1,691 points.
Germany moved up from third to second with 1,502 points, replacing Uruguay who dropped to third with 1,297 points.
The world ranking encompasses 205 countries. Bernama