FIFA ranking: 158th. AFC ranking: 29th. Asean ranking: Sixth.
When the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Strategic Plan was launched almost two years ago, Singapore were 127th, 20th and third respectively, and aimed to "maintain their position as the top Asean team".
Hence the uproar over the unprecedented low when the latest rankings were released recently, especially with Lions coach Raddy Avramovic claiming "the rankings don't mean anything".
FAS president Zainudin Nordin was more circumspect. In an exclusive interview with The New Paper, he admitted the poor ranking is a worry, but he also asked for patience and more time as the federation progressively rebuilds the national team.