“What happened in six years”.
“South Korea, which was ranked lower than China just six years ago, is approaching its highest-ever world ranking,” China’s Zibo.com reported on Sept. 27 (local time).
South Korea jumped from 26th to 24th in the rankings released by FIFA on Sept. 26, earning 1540.35 points, up 7.34 points from September’s 1533.01 points. It jumped two spots after moving from 28th to 26th last month.
South Korea won back-to-back games against Tunisia and Vietnam in October’s A-Match trials – 4-0 and 6-0 wins, respectively, without conceding a goal. It was their third straight win, dating back to a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in September.
The victory over Tunisia was the first home win since Jürgen Klinsmann took over as head coach in March. Klinsmann now has three wins, three draws and two losses.
South Korea is now ranked third in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), behind Japan (18th) and Iran (21st). Japan, who last appeared in the top 10 for the first time in 11 years and eight months last month, moved back up one spot. Iran and fourth-ranked Australia (27th) stayed the same. Tunisia, which lost to South Korea, dropped from 29th to 32nd. Vietnam climbed from 95th to 94th.토스카지노 도메인
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), coached by Paulo Bento, moved up from 70th to 69th, while Malaysia, coached by Kim Pang Gon, is 137th and Indonesia, coached by Shin Tae-yong, is 145th. China is ranked 79th, up one spot from 80th.
South Korea is quickly regaining its soccer momentum following the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In the October 2017 FIFA rankings, South Korea was ranked 62nd, below China (then 57th). This was the first time South Korea was ranked lower than Japan since the FIFA ranking system was established.
“Korean soccer has recovered rapidly from being ranked lower than China. “Now, South Korea is aiming for a higher ranking from its highest-ever ranking of 17th,” said Zebo.com, “with the best Asian players in history, Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in and Kim Min-jae, performing well in Class A matches should be enough to overtake them.