FIFA = The International Football Federation announced the latest world ranking based on the results of the World Cup Qatar tournament on the 22nd, and Japan moved up four places from October before the tournament to rank 20th.
FIFA announced the latest world ranking on the 22nd based on the results of the World Cup Qatar tournament held from last month to this month.
At the World Cup Qatar tournament, Japan beat the powerhouses Germany and Spain, who had won the championship, and advanced to the first round of the first league, but in the first round of the final tournament, they were eliminated after a penalty shootout, and finished the tournament in 9th place. I'm done.
As a result, in the latest world rankings, Japan moved up 4 places from October before the tournament to 20th.
Among the countries and regions that are members of the Asian Football Confederation, Japan surpassed Iran to become the top.
Brazil remained number one in the world rankings, but Argentina, who won the World Cup for the first time in 36 years and won for the third time, moved up one place to number two.
Runner-up France remained in third place.
In addition, Croatia, who finished 3rd in the World Cup, moved up 5 places to 7th, and Morocco, the first African team to advance to the best four, jumped from 22nd to 11th.
Latest ranking (Comparison with the previous October announcement in parentheses)
1st Brazil (No change)
2nd Argentina (↑1)
3rd France (↑1)
4th Belgium (↓2)
5th England (No change)
6th Netherlands (↑2)
7th Croatia (↑5)
8 No. Italy (↓2) No.9
Portugal (No change ) No.10
No.24 Iran (↓4)
No.25 South Korea (↑3)
27th Australia (↑11)
49th Saudi Arabia (↑2)