Iran remained in third place in the final International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) goalball rankings for 2016 published on Saturday.
There have been no changes from the previous month in the men’s top 10 teams, with the Rio 2016 host being followed by Paralympic champion Lithuania, Iran, China, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, Sweden, Finland and Slovenia.
Further down the list, Australia climbed from 39th to 34th, whilst Nicaragua (25-36), Guatemala (30-41), Panama (36-46), Rwanda (46-56) and Ghana (49-57) have all fallen some places.
Men’s standings. 1. Brazil; 2. Lithuania; 3. Iran; 4. China; 5. Turkey; 6. USA; 7. Sweden; 8. Finland; 9. Canada; 10. Czech Republic.