TEHRAN – Iran national football team ended the 2021 year as Asia’s best ranked team, following the latest FIFA World Ranking announced on Thursday.
For the fourth year in a row, Belgium (1st) end the calendar year in pole position, albeit only just ahead of Brazil (2nd) by 2.1 points. France (3rd) complete the podium for 2021.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, only 352 full internationals were played in 2020. Not since 1987 (323 matches) had so few games been played in a calendar year. By contrast, planet football made up for lost time in 2021 with a record breaking 1116 matches played.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on Feb. 10, 2022.
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