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 has been 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.

The South Koreans, who started the June A-match period under interim coach Kim Do-hoon, won both of their two Asian qualifying group matches for the 2026 North and 홀덤사이트 Central American World Cup against Singapore and China.

The team thrashed Singapore 7-0 away from home and then defeated China 1-0 at the 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 qualifying round will feature 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 top-three ranking in Asia, narrowly edging out Australia (No. 23 – 1,571.29 ranking points).

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, knocking England down to No. 5.

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