Lebanon’s national football team jumped to 87th place in the latest FIFA rankings, released Thursday, to reach the team’s second highest ranking ever.
The Cedars were placed 100th in October’s rankings, but went on to beat Singapore and Hong Kong earlier this month.
Lebanon is now ranked 12th in Asia.
The country’s highest ever football ranking came in 1998, when the team was placed 85th in the world.
The team was ranked as low as 155th last March. Since taking the helm, Coach Miodrag Radulovic has overseen the squad in an undefeated run over the last 12 matches.
Earlier this month, the team beat Hong Kong 1-0 to advance as qualifying group winners to the 2019 Asian Cup – the first time Lebanon has qualified for the tournament directly. The national team took part in the 2000 Asian Cup because it hosted the tournament that year.