KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- The national football squad started 2014 on a positive note after being placed at 154th position in the world ranking issued by (FIFA) Thursday.
Malaysia had showed inconsistent performance in 2013, being placed at 158th position in January followed by 159th (February), 164th (March), 163rd (April), 161st (May) and maintaining 159th place in June and July.
The Harimau Malaya squad slipped three rungs in August (162) before moving up one rung in September and to 160th in October before improving to 158th in November and 154th in December.
The latest rankings saw Malaysia in the same league as countries such as Guyana (151); Belize (152); Liechtenstein, Puerto Rico and India (156) apart from Nicaragua at 159th in the world.
Among Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia stayed at 7th position behind the Philippines (127), Myanmar (129), Vietnam (143), Thailand (148), Singapore (149) and Laos (153). At the Asian level, Malaysia maintained at 30th position out of 46 countries.....