Bangladesh have moved up to 184 from 187 in the latest Fifa rankings, published on Thursday.
Bangladesh have moved three steps up following a draw away against India in the Fifa and AFC qualifiers and two victories against Bhutan in friendly matches. Bangladesh lost to Qatar at home but their performance was lauded by everyone. With these results, Bangladesh currently have a rating point of 920, increased from 912.
Following their draw against Bangladesh, India have dropped two steps down to 106, whereas Bhutan who lost both matches against Bangladesh have dropped four steps to 189.
Bangladesh is one of the two sides in South Asia to move up the rankings, with Pakistan moving up to 201 from 203. All the other five teams have dropped into lower rankings following less impressive performances.
Belgium have managed to uphold their top spot with 1755 points, while France follow the Belgians at second spot with 1726 points. The other two teams in the top four are the same, with Brazil at third and England at fourth.
Uruguay have moved up to fifth with Portugal dropping down to sixth. Croatia and Spain have also switched places as the Croats have moved up to seventh and the Spanish dropping down to eighth.
Argentina have moved up to ninth following their recent run of impressive results, with Columbia dropping down to tenth.
The Netherlands have moved up to 12th, while Italy and Germany still sit on 15th and 16th respectively.