Indonesia were Southeast Asia’s prime movers in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday after climbing 11 places into 154th spot.
There was also progress for Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore, who joined the Indonesians as the only four ASEAN teams to enjoy improvement for November.
Thailand are now 132nd in the world after moving up by six places, while Myanmar climbed up five spots to 150th following a 2-1 win over Cambodia and a 2-2 draw against India in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
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Philippines remain the region’s highest-ranked side despite slipping two places to 118th, with Vietnam the closest to them in 125th.
Indonesia round off the top five with Singapore in sixth position with their ranking of 170, an improvement of three places from last month.
Laos fell the greatest as they dropped a staggering 22 spots to sit in 184th, and are only ahead of Brunei Darussalam and Timor-Leste in Southeast Asia.
FIFA world rankings (November 2017) – Southeast Asia
1) Philippines: 118th (-2)
2) Vietnam: 125th (-4)
3) Thailand: 132nd (+6)
4) Myanmar: 150th (+5)
5) Indonesia: 154th (+11)
6) Singapore: 170th (+3)
6) Cambodia: 170th (-)
8) Malaysia: 174th (-4)
9) Laos: 184th (-22)
10) Brunei Darussalam: 190th (-6)
11) Timor-Leste: 196th (-4)