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In this month, several AFC member associations continued their journey in World Cup qualification. Some member associations also played international friendly matches to prepare for the centralized qualification matches in June.

Despite not playing any matches this month, DPR Korea is the most improved nation in Asia. They went up 6 spots from 115th to 109th. While nations which its ranking dropped the most are Syria and Chinese Taipei. Both nations dropped 3 spots from their initial position.

If we looked at the points change, two nations which improved the most are Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Their points went up by 11 points. On the opposite side, three nations recorded the most point declines which are Syria, Palestine, and Mongolia. All three nations dropped 9 points this month.

There are no major changes in the World Ranking table for AFC member associations. Japan still hold the position as the highest-ranked nation with 1509 points. Only 9 points below them is Iran. They are followed by Korea Republic, Australia, and Qatar. View the detailed ranking changes in the table below.

AFCFIFANationPoints
128 (-1)Japan1509 (+7)
231 (-2)IR Iran1500 (+4)
339 (-1)Korea Republic1460 (-5)
441Australia1457
557 (+1)Qatar1398 (+7)
665 (+2)Saudi Arabia1364 (+11)
768 (+1)Iraq1353 (+5)
873 (+1)United Arab Emirates1330 (+4)
976 (-1)China PR1323
1079 (-3)Syria1304 (-9)
1180 (+1)Oman1302 (-1)
1286 (-2)Uzbekistan1281 (-4)
13 (+1)92 (+1)Vietnam1258
14 (-1)93 (-1)Lebanon1256 (-7)
1595Jordan1252 (+11)
1698 (-2)Kyrgyz Republic1240
1799 (-2)Bahrain1239 (+1)
18104 (-2)Palestine1197 (-9)
19105India1184 (-3)
20106 (+4)Thailand1178
21109 (+6)Korea DPR1170
22121 (-1)Tajikistan1151 (+7)
23125 (-1)Philippines1136
24130 (+2)Turkmenistan1107
25139 (-2)Myanmar1081
26141 (-3)Chinese Taipei1078
27144 (-1)Hong Kong1072
28145Yemen1071
29148Kuwait1056 (-1)
30149 (+1)Afghanistan1052
31153Malaysia1040
32155Maldives1038
33159 (-1)Singapore1020
34171Nepal972 (+4)
35173Indonesia964
35173Cambodia964
37182Macau922
38184 (+2)Bangladesh913 (-4)
39185 (+3)Laos912
40186 (+3)Bhutan911
41 (+1)188 (+3)Brunei Darussalam904
42 (-1)192 (-2)Mongolia897 (-9)
43196Timor Leste879
44198 (+1)Guam873
45199 (+1)Pakistan867
46204 (+2)Sri Lanka853

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