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    Philippine Azkals reach new high in Fifa ranking

    Aug 8, 2013

    THE Philippine men’s football team reached a milestone on Thursday when it notched its highest-ever world ranking.

    The Azkals moved three places up to 141st on the Fifa table from a ranking of 144 last month. The previous high was 143rd in November.

    They hardly saw action last month, but the Azkals moved up after several countries dropped particularly St. Lucia, which slipped to 142nd; Belize, which fell 13 spots down to 143rd; and Syria, which dipped four places to 147th.

    Thailand remained the top team in Southeast Asia at 137th, while Singapore rounded out the Top 3 in the region at 155th.

    The Azkals' next fixture is on Wednesday when they face Indonesia in an international friendly where several Under-23 standouts vying for spots in the Southeast Asian Games roster have been called up.

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