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South Korea soccer, which was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, has climbed one spot to No. 22 in the latest FIFA rankings.

The South Koreans were ranked 22nd in the first world rankings of the year released by FIFA on Friday (June 15), 카지노사이트 up from 23rd in December.

South Korea did not have an impressive showing at the Asian Cup, winning two, drawing three and losing one (the latter on penalty kicks). However, the absence of FIFA’s A-Match Week in January and February allowed South Korea to climb the rankings.

Despite moving up one spot in the world rankings, they remain third among AFC members, behind Japan (18th) and Iran (20th). Australia moved up two spots to 23rd place.

Asian Cup winners Qatar jumped 21 spots to 37th from 58th last year. Jordan, which defeated South Korea in the semifinals to reach the final, is ranked 70th, up 17 spots from last month.

Thailand, which will play South Korea in March for the second qualifying round of the 2026 North and Central American World Cup, is ranked 101st.

Africa Cup of Nations winner Côte d’Ivoire jumped 10 spots to No. 39 from No. 49 last December.

Meanwhile, Argentina remains the world’s No. 1 team, followed by France, England, Belgium, and Brazil.

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