The Philippines dropped a spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola June 2012 rankings that were released on Wednesday.
The nation garnered a total of 164 points, an 8-point drop from the previous month, that puts them in a tie for 149th place with Nepal.
The calculation included the scoreless draw against Malaysia at the Shah Alam Stadium on June 1, but not the 2-2 draw against Indonesia at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on June 5. The PHI-IDN result will be incorporated onto the July rankings to be released on July 4, alongside the upcoming friendly against Guam at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on June 12. The Merah Putih is pegged at 151st, five points behind the Azkals, while the Matao is at 194th, having 32 points.
In the regional aspect, the Philippines maintains its position as the third in ranking the ASEAN nations, behind 98th ranked Vietnam (in a tie with Togo) and 136th-ranked Thailand. Indoesia is in fourth, while reigning AFF Suzuki Cup champions Malaysia are in fifth at 154th.
Reigning European and World Cup champions Spain remains the top-ranked team in the world, securing three victories in their preparation for the upcoming defense of their Euro title this weekend. Uruguay and Germany exchanged places in the top three, reflected by Die Mannschaft's surprise 5-3 defeat to Switzerland.
Completing the top five are the Netherlands and Brazil, who moved up thanks to Portugal's slide down to tenth. Joining Spain and Uruguay (for CONMEBOL) as the regional kingpins are Côte d'Ivoire (CAF) in 16th, Mexico (CONCACAF) in 19th, Japan (AFC) in 23rd and New Zealand (OFC) in 100th.
On the women's side, the Philippines moved up 3 spots to 85th overall with the release of their rankings on June 1. The next release will take place on August 17.
In the alternative rankings site Elo ratings, the Philippines has secured 1144 points, which places them at 165th in the world, two points behind Eritrea and a point ahead of Lesotho. Our recent opponents are ranked 153rd (Malaysia) and 141st overall (Indonesia), while Guam lies in 222nd place.