Two wins in a row against Tunisia + Vietnam → Korea rises two spots to 24th in FIFA rankings
South Korea is ranked 24th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings. Japan is ranked No. 1 in Asia.
The FIFA rankings were updated today. The top five remain unchanged. World Cup 2022 Qatar winners Argentina remain at No. 1, followed by runners-up France at No. 2. Third-ranked Brazil, fourth-ranked England, and fifth-ranked Belgium also remained unchanged.
Sixth place changed hands. Portugal is now #6, up from #8, and Croatia, previously #6, has dropped to #10. In seventh place is the Netherlands, followed by Spain in eighth and Italy in ninth. Of the teams in the top 10, eight are from Europe and two are from South America.
The top team from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is Japan. Japan moved up one spot to No. 18 from No. 19 last month. Iran remained at No. 2, unchanged from last month at No. 21.
South Korea was ranked third in Asia. It was ranked 26th in September, but jumped two spots to 24th after winning two straight matches during the October A-Match. The 3.71 points added to their total of 1,533.01 points.
Previously, South Korea thrashed Tunisia 4-0 on Oct. 13. The score was 0-0 at halftime, but South Korea exploded for four goals in the second half. Lee Kang-in opened the scoring with a spectacular free-kick in the 10th minute of the second half and completed his hat trick two minutes later. South Korea added an own goal and a brace from Hwang Eui-jo to complete a 4-0 victory over Tunisia.
Next up was Vietnam. Against Vietnam on the 17th, South Korea scored the first goal in the first five minutes to take the lead. Hwang Hee-chan, an own goal, Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, and Jung Woo-young found the back of the net in quick succession to complete the 6-0 victory.
Tunisia was ranked 29th in the FIFA rankings in September, while Vietnam was 95th. While South Korea won both games, they were against 메이저토토사이트 lower-ranked teams, so the points gained were not significant. Tunisia also dropped to 32nd this month, while Vietnam was 94th.