“What happened in 6 years?”
China’s ‘Zhibo.com’ reported on the 27th (Korean time), “Korea, which was ranked lower than China just six years ago, is approaching the world’s highest ranking ever.”
In the rankings announced by FIFA on the 26th, Korea jumped from 26th to 24th, scoring 1,540.35 points, 7.34 points more than last September, when it scored 1,533.01 points. After rising from 28th to 26th last month, it jumped two places again.
Korea won successive victories over Tunisia and Vietnam in the October A-match evaluation match. They defeated each other 4-0 and 6-0, respectively, and won without conceding a goal. This is their 3rd consecutive win since the friendly match against Saudi Arabia, which they won 1-0 in September.
In particular, the victory against Tunisia was the first home win since coach Jurgen Klinsmann took office in March. Now Klinsmann has 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses.
Korea ranked 3rd among Asian Football Confederation (AFC) countries, following Japan (18th) and Iran (21st). Japan, which ranked 10th last month for the first time in 11 years and 8 months, rose one notch again. Iran and 4th place Australia (27th place) stood still. Tunisia, which lost to Korea, fell from 29th to 32nd. Vietnam rose from 95th to 94th.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by coach Paulo Bento, rose from 70th to 69th, Malaysia under coach Kim Pang-gon ranked 137th, and Indonesia under coach Shin Tae-yong ranked 145th. China ranked 79th, one step up from 80th.
Korea is quickly recovering its soccer momentum starting with the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup. In the October 2017 FIFA rankings, Korea ranked 62nd, lower than China (57th at the time). This is the first time that Korea was lower than Japan since the establishment of the FIFA ranking system.
Zhibo.com said, “Korean soccer has recovered rapidly from a lower position than China. Now, Korea is aiming for a higher ranking from 17th, the highest ranking ever,토스카지노” and added, “With the best Asian players in history, Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae, they are leading the A. “If we get good results in class matches, we will be able to surpass it,” he predicted.