FAM says be realistic after fall in football rankings

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Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has urged Malaysians to be realistic after the national football team fell 12 places to 167th in the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) ranking.

The ranking decline came four months after Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim took the helm of FAM.

There is not much that can be done in just 100 days... Our thinking must be realistic," said FAM secretary-general Hamidin Mohd Amin in a statement today.

He said the drop was not a big surprise as Malaysia lost against Lebanon last month and there were no friendly matches due to the ongoing league...

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