Malta has climbed four places in the FIFA world rankings after what has been a highly successful and promising year for the national football team.
Just last month, Malta was crowned the “biggest climber” in the world rankings, moving from 186th to 180th place, following a UEFA Nations League win against Latvia.
And it seems like the success streak continues with FIFA now ranking Malta in 176th place in the world rankings.
Malta surpassed Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chad and Moldova for the 176th spot and sits behind St. Lucia.
The men’s team is currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak with its latest result coming from a 1-1 draw against the Faroe Islands earlier this month in Group 1 of League D in the Nations League.
The team will see more action in 2021 with the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers looming.
Malta has been placed in Pot 6 along with some familiar faces including Moldova, Lichtenstein, Gibraltar and San Marino.
In other news, the women’s national team has also seen its fair share of success recently including a dominant 4-0 victory over Georgia in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Qualifiers.
Among the winners was 16-year-old football prodigy Haley Bugeja who became the first Maltese woman to score a hat-trick at the international level.
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