South Korea’s national soccer team has moved up two spots in the FIFA rankings after winning both of its recent friendlies against Tunisia and Vietnam on the back of a stellar offensive performance.
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) released the new FIFA rankings on April 26. According to the rankings, South Korea jumped from 26th to 24th place with 1540.35 points.
South Korea’s previous highest ranking was 17th in December 1998. If the team continues this upward trend, it could approach that number. Its all-time lowest ranking is 69th.
This rise is due to a sweep of Tunisia-Vietnam. South Korea defeated No. 29 Tunisia 4-0 and No. 95 Vietnam 6-0 based on previous rankings.
South Korea gained 7.34 points for the two wins, moving up two spots from 1533.01 to 1540.35. Tunisia, which lost to both South Korea and Japan, dropped to No. 32.
In Asia, Japan took the top spot. The Japanese jumped from 19th to 18th place with 1612.9 points, thanks to their recent wins over both Canada and Tunisia. 짱구카지노
Iran, the second-ranked team in Asia behind Japan, gained 6.04 points over Jordan and Qatar to remain in 21st place with 1567.3 points.
Defending World Cup champions Argentina remain atop the Fifa rankings, with France, Brazil, England, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Croatia rounding out the top 10.