53 place rise for Qatar
Creditable wins for Qatar over higher ranked China PR and Kuwait and a narrow defeat against a much higher ranked Japan, helped them to a 7 point rise in their ranking resulting in a 53 place climb to 45.

A string of wins for Honduras sees them rise from 60th to 28th. Iran also did well with a climb from 56th in December to 44th.
Japan fall to 22nd with a series of poor results against lower opposition.

Korea Republic also slipped a few places though they did recover some ground with a technical draw against Japan (Japan won the penalty shoot out). Although they only lost 3 points in the month this cost them 25 places dropping from 27th to 52nd.
January 2011 Ratings Top 54
163 to 207
Jan 2011
109 to 162
Top 54
55 to108
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