By Laman Ismayilova
FIFA has released its latest world ranking of national teams, in which Azerbaijan jumped up a spot to rank 89th with 388 points.
Azerbaijan is in 39th place among the European countries, azerisport.com reported.
Argentine tops the ranking with 1,634 points followed by Brazil and Germany.
As for the 2018 World Cup qualifying group stage opponents, Germany ranked 3rd with 1433 points. Northern Ireland took 35th place with 772 points, the Czech Republic ranked 46th with 669 points.
San Marino remained in 202nd place with 17 points while, Norway lifted up by 3 levels with 426 points and took 81st place.
Qatar ranked 85th with 418 points while Turkey remained in 24th with 857 points. Both teams will hold friendly match with Azerbaijan on March 9.
The next rating list will be announced on March 9.
The Azerbaijan national football team represents the country in international football competitions. It's controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan.
The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Baku National Stadium, with friendly matches sometimes hosted at club stadiums.
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