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Singapore, Malaysia tumble in FIFA rankings

ESPN FC’s Jason Dasey and former Malaysian general Stanley Bernard plead what Malaysia can learn from Thailand.

Thailand’s AFF Suzuki Cup delight changed them closer to Philippines in a latest FIFA rankings, as Malaysia and Singapore fell down a rungs to be transposed by Myanmar.

Kiatisuk Senamuang’s decorated side, who kick Indonesia 4-3 on total to became to many successful side in a informal showcase with 5 titles, lay 6 rungs next Philippines during 126.

But a War Elephants should pierce above a Azkals in early 2017 as Southeast Asia’s top-ranked team, if they can grasp formula opposite bigger powerhouses like Iran, Japan and Saudi Arabia in a 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

While Thailand’s stream station does not simulate a peculiarity of a side who also hold Australia to a 2-2 pull in a new World Cup qualifier, a same can’t be pronounced of Malaysia and Singapore.

Malaysia’s exit in a organisation theatre of a AFF Cup saw them trip 5 rungs to 161. Singapore, who had an equally forgettable debate after crashing out during a same stage, forsaken 3 spots to 165.

The Lions are usually one stage above minnows Laos, who did not even validate for a tournament.

Myanmar was a biggest jumpers, climbing 7 spots to 159 pleasantness of their semifinal attainment in a AFF Cup.

Malaysia and Singapore both had a miserable 2016, carrying won usually 8 matches between them.

Embarrassing formula enclosed a 3-2 detriment to Niigata University of Health and Welfare for Singapore, while Malaysia also played out a pitiable goalless pull opposite Macau, who are done adult of part-timers.

Regardless of a rankings, both nations will be unfortunate to make justification in 2017, starting with a 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers in March.

Only Thailand have competent for a contest correct to be hosted during United Arab Emirates, after commanding their initial organisation proviso qualifiers.

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Phillipines are among a other Asean countries competing in a second turn qualifiers.

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