Conflicts that recently hit PSSI has affected Indonesian soccer’s standing on FIFA list that was issued on October 1. The list shows that Indonesia is sitting on the 171th place with 111 points, which means sloping down from previous 165th position and the lowest ranking ever recorded by the country.
A sanction was imposed by FIFA on PSSI after Indonesian government’s intervention to the conflict. As of May 30 this year, Indonesia has been banned from participation in any international soccer tournaments governed by FIFA.
Indonesia was first dropped to 87th place in 1998 and 2001, and has since continued to descend. Last time the country occupies top 100 was in 2004 when it sat on 91th place. After 2004, the country has always stood on lower rankings.
Argentine tops FIFA list with 1,419 points followed by Germany with 1,401 points. Belgium and Portugal each sits on the third and fourth place.