Saudi win over Klinsmann’s men leapfrog Australia to third place in Fifa rankings
Ranked 26th from 28th in July…lower than Japan and Iran
Australia stays at No. 27…undefeated Austria at No. 25
By PARK Dae-ro = The South Korean men’s national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, has improved its ranking in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 28th to 26th.
According to the FIFA rankings released on Sept. 21, South Korea moved up to 26th from 28th in July.
The 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in September’s A match is believed to have contributed to the rise. South Korea’s FIFA ranking, which was 25th last year, dropped to 28th after Klinsmann’s appointment due to a winless streak in A matches in March and June before rebounding to 26th.
This puts South Korea third in Asia behind Japan (19th) and Iran (21st).
Australia moved up to 27th in June, surpassing Korea, but dropped to fourth in Asia as Korea’s ranking rose.바카라
Argentina, winners of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, retained the top spot. France remains at No. 2, Brazil at No. 3, England at No. 4, Belgium at No. 5, Croatia at No. 6, and the Netherlands at No. 7.
Portugal moved up from 9th to 8th, and Italy dropped from 8th to 9th.
Morocco moved up from 14th to 13th, while Switzerland dropped to 14th.
Germany lost to Japan in the September A match but beat France to remain at No. 15.
Colombia moved up from 17th to 16th. Uruguay dropped to 17th.
Denmark moved from 19th to 18th, and Japan moved from 20th to 19th. Senegal dropped from 18th to 20th.
Iran rose from 22nd to 21st, while Peru dropped to 22nd.
One spot above South Korea at No. 25 is Austria. The Austrians, who are undefeated in A-matches this year, jumped from 29th to 25th.