TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran has dropped four places in the latest FIFA World ranking, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday.
Iran went down four spots to 38th but maintained the top spot in Asia above Japan and Australia.
Iran has been drawn in Group F of the FIFA 2014 World Cup along with powerhouse Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The FIFA world rankings are determined by points awarded from match results in a three-year period, with more recent games given greater weight.
Teams get additional points for playing relatively strong opponents.