Socceroos remain fourth-best in AFC

The Socceroos pose for a team photo before a match Source: Getty Images

The latest FIFA men's world rankings have been released with the Socceroos at No.41, an improvement of one spot despite not having played a fixture since November 2019.

The Socceroos remain the fourth-highest ranked Asian Football Confederation nation, behind Japan (28), Iran (30) and South Korea (39).

Australia have not played a game since their World Cup qualifying win in Jordan 12 months ago, with the AFC postponing all further qualification games until 2021.

The rankings were still led by Belgium after a stack of matches during the November international window - which included World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Nations League action and European Championship qualifiers.

The top six remained unchanged with the Belgians followed by France, Brazil, England, European champions Portugal and Spain.

Argentina swapped places with Uruguay to be seventh while Mexico and Italy moved up to round out the world's top 10 at the expense of Croatia and Colombia.

At No.9, Mexico heads the CONCACAF region while the United States stayed at No.22.

Senegal tops the African nations at No.20 while New Zealand are Oceania's best at No.118.

World Cup hosts Qatar dropped two places to No.59.

Source AAP