Philippines national football team have just achieved their highest-ever FIFA ranking, moving up 19 places to 116th in April 2016. However, there were times Southeast Asian teams found their peaked position among top 100 of the world. We look back at those sweet memories.
1. Thailand (Ranked 43rd – September 1998)
Thailand suffered a major failure in the 1998 Tiger Cup which was hosted in Vietnam. However, two wins against Myanmar and Indonesia was enough for them to move up to the 43th position in FIFA ranking in September 1998. It was the highest rank the War Elephants ever reached in its history.