The Philippines maintains their hold on the spot on the FIFA / Coca-Cola rankings with the release of the May 2012 edition earlier Wednesday.
With only eight friendlies scheduled during the span of calculations, there is minimal movement in the rankings, with the Philippines still in 148th, with 172 points. In the distaff side, FIFA has the Philippines at 88th, dropping down a spot when they released that information last March.
Among the 8 friendlies that took place during that time involved Malaysia, beating Sri Lanka 6-0 on April 28, which moves the Harimau Malaya up the rankings to 153rd. The countries will have an international friendly scheduled on June 1 at Kuala Lumpur.
Egypt played the most during this span, with three friendlies held in Dubai, winning against Nigeria and Mauritania and then drawing with Iraq.
Spain remains on top, followed by Germany and Uruguay. One change takes place in the Top 50 teams, with Argentina and Denmark switching spots 9 and 10.
Meanwhile, the Elo Ratings have the Philippines in a tie with the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at 168th.
The rankings will next be released on June 6, with friendlies scheduled as part of Euro 2012 preparations as well FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualification matches to take place.