KARACHI: Pakistan became Asia’s worst football team when they plummeted to an all-time low of 201st in the FIFA rankings on Thursday.
The new rankings list, for the month of April, represents a fall of three places from last month for Pakistan.
Pakistan were ranked 198th in February and March, having started the year at 197th.
They are now four places behind Sri Lanka in Asia and there are just 10 countries between them and rock-bottom in the overall standings.The game in the country has suffered over the last year with the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) having split into two factions following a bitter dispute ahead of the presidential election in June 2015.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has since ruled that Faisal Saleh Hayat, the man who is recognised as PFF president by world’s football governing body FIFA, is no longer the country’s football chief and ordered fresh elections.
The national team’s last match was a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Yemen in March 2015.