With San Marino’s two latest defeats being the only action for us, there are no changes at the foot of the World Rankings. So San Marino, Bhutan and Turks & Caicos remain the three worst teams in the world.
Next month sees action for two of our teams however, so two opportunities for ranking points. San Marino continue their World Cup odyssey with a trip across the Adriatic to Montenegro and Bhutan are back in action with a friendly match in Thailand.
Hopes are not high.
14th November 2012
Thailand v. Bhutan
Bhutan see their first action in almost a year when they travel to Bangkok to face Thailand.
Thailand currently sit 152nd in the world rankings, worryingly low for them but comfortably ahead of Bhutan. Indeed this is Thailand’s worst ever world ranking, so they will be hoping for a comfortable win to start their climb back up the table.
Bhutan surely only represent whipping boys in this one; an easy opponent to get Thailand’s form going again ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup tournament Thailand are hosting later in the month against the cream of South East Asia.
Montenegro v. San Marino
San Marino are back in World Cup action this week with the return match in Montenegro after the 6-0 drubbing in Serravalle in September. Any improvement on that score would be a pleasant bonus. Anything more than that is simply ludicrous.