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South Korea soccer ranked 22nd in June FIFA rankings…

1st port of call for North and Central America World Cup 3rd qualifier

The South Korean national football team was ranked 22nd in the June Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings, securing the No. 1 port in the draw for the third Asian qualifying group for the 2026 North American Football Confederations Cup.

In the June 2024 men’s soccer rankings released by FIFA on Tuesday (June 20), South Korea was ranked 22nd, up one spot from April’s ranking of 23rd.

South Korea, which started the June A-match (inter-national team matches) period under interim coach Kim Do-hoon, won both of its two Asian qualifying group matches against Singapore and China for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup.

The team thumped Singapore 7-0 away from home and then defeated China 1-0 at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

The two wins secured the team’s third place in the FIFA rankings among Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member nations, giving them the advantage of being drawn into Port 1 in the third qualifying group draw on July 27th.

The third qualifier will see 18 teams divided into three groups, with South Korea as the top seed to avoid Japan and Iran, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Asia.

With 1,572.87 ranking points, South Korea maintained its position in Asia’s top three with a narrow lead over Australia (No. 23 – 1,571.29 ranking points), which was closely followed.

Japan (17th), Iran (20th), South Korea, Australia and Qatar (35th) rounded out the top five in Asia.

Indonesia, led by Shin Tae-yong, remained unchanged at No. 134.

Vietnam, coached by new coach Kim Sang Sik, dropped one spot to 116th, while Malaysia, coached by Kim Pan Gon, climbed three spots to 135th.

North Korea (110th) also jumped eight spots.

Argentina, France, and Belgium remain at the top of the world rankings. Brazil moved up to No. 4, pushing England down to No. 5. 슬롯사이트 추천

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