Korean soccer ranked 16th at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

While the Qatar World Cup ended with Argentina's victory on the 19th (Korean time), Korea ranked lowest among the teams advancing to the round of 16 in the final rankings by FIFA.

The 1st to 4th places in the final World Cup standings are covered in the final and the 3rd and 4th place matches, and the rest of the rankings are determined in the order of points, goal difference, and goals scored between teams that have reached the same stage.

South Korea, which drew 0-0 in the first group match with Uruguay, lost 3-2 in the second match with Ghana, won 2-1 with Portugal in the third match, and lost 4-1 with Brazil in the round of 16, is one of the teams advancing to the round of 16. It was ranked 16th, the lowest.

Japan, who reached the round of 16, was ranked 9th, the highest among teams eliminated in the round of 16.

Japan defeated Germany and Spain in the group stage and lost to Costa Rica to record 2 wins and 1 loss.

In the round of 16, they lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout, but since a penalty shootout loss is recorded as a draw, Japan recorded the final 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

This is the best performance among teams eliminated in the round of 16 of this tournament.

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Australia, one of the three Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams that advanced to the round of 16 along with Korea and Japan, was placed in 11th place (2 wins, 2 losses).

Among the teams that made it to the quarterfinals, the Netherlands ranked 5th, the highest.

The Netherlands, who played real football, never lost in this competition and recorded 3 wins and 2 draws.

The Netherlands lost to Argentina on penalties in the quarterfinals.

Host country Qatar has the disgrace of finishing last overall.

Together, Qatar struggled for last place with Canada, who were knocked out of the group stage with a three-game losing streak.

Qatar, with a goal difference of -6, is in last place behind Canada, which is -5.

On the other hand, only the 1st to 4th place teams will receive different prize money depending on their ranking, and the other 4 teams that advanced to the round of 8, 8 teams that reached the round of 16, and 16 teams that were eliminated in the group stage will each receive the same amount of prize money.

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