Socceroos rise to 43rd in latest Fifa world rankings

  • Ange Postecoglou’s side move up seven places after Syria win
  • Ranking means Australia could be seeded at tournament in Russia

Australia’s progress to the brink of the World Cup finals has been recognised by Fifa with a rise up the world rankings to 43rd following the Socceroos’ Asian playoff win last week.

Ange Postecoglou’s side beat Syria, ranked 77, over two legs to set up a final qualifying playoff with Honduras in November and lay the platform for an unprecedented third seeding at the 2018 tournament – should Australia reach Russia.

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