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Jordan up in FIFA rankings

By JT - Feb 14,2014 - Last updated at Feb 14,2014

AMMAN –– Jordan went up three places to 69th in the FIFA rankings issued on Thursday. Last week, Jordan qualified to the Asian Cup 2015 in Australia, after beating Singapore 3-1 and holding Oman 0-0 to book the second qualifying spot from Group A with nine points behind Oman, who lead the group with 11 points. In Round 1, Jordan held Oman 0-0, tied Syria 1-1 and defeated Singapore 4-0. The Kingdom still has a match against Syria set for March 5 in Amman. The team will hold a local camp this month and has informed its Bahrain counterpart of not playing the scheduled February 27 friendly. Jordan is now seventh among Asian Football Confederation. Top 10 Asian teams are led by Iranat 38th place, followed by Japan (50th), Australia (53rd), Uzbekistan (57th), the UAE (58th), South Korea (61st), Jordan (69th), Saudi Arabia (75th), Oman (80th) and China (88th). FIFA top 10 rankings remained relatively unchanged led by Spain, followed by Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Columbia, Switzerland, Uruguay, Italy, Brazil and Netherlands.  

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