Tunisia is fourth in Africa and 34th in the world with 776 points, while African champions, Cameroon are fifth and 35th in the world with 737 points.
India slipped to 97th in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings which were released on Thursday.
Malta has the same points as Liechtenstein, and the only other European nations below are San Marino and Gibraltar. Between March and June Malta was in 182 position.
The new FIFA Rankings have been released with Netherlands sliding to an all-time low in 36th place.
Malta's best ever position was 66 in 1993.
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Brazil's last World Cup win came in 2002, where they knocked England out in the quarter-final thanks to Ronaldinho's famous free-kick which beat former England goalkeeper David Seaman from long range.
Among the best global teams, Brazil wrested the top spot from Germany, pushing the reigning World Cup champions to second place.
Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings are based on the average number of points that a team accumulates over a four-year period.
"Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights", according to the statement.
Burundi has moved down 11 places to 132nd while Sudan have moved 12 places up to 152nd.