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BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea went down by 13 places to No. 56 in the latest FIFA rankings, released on Thursday. 

South Korea fell out of the top 50 for the first time since July 2007, after losing every game at the East Asian Cup tournament it hosted late last month. South Korea tied with Australia and China and lost to Japan 2-1. 

Japan remained a top ranking country in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) at No. 37, same as in the previous month. Australia dropped by six places to No. 46. Iran stayed at No. 52. 

Spain remained at No. 1, followed by Germany, Colombia, Argentina, and the Netherlands in the top five. 

Peru will face South Korea in a friendly match in Suwon, about 45 kilometers south of Seoul, next Wednesday. 

Source: Busan eFM News

South Korea Drops to 56th in FIFA Rankings


BUSAN, South Korea — South Korea went down by 13 places to No. 56 in the latest FIFA rankings, released on Thursday. 

South Korea fell out of the top 50 for the first time since July 2007, after losing every game at the East Asian Cup tournament it hosted late last month. South Korea tied with Australia and China and lost to Japan 2-1. 

Japan remained a top ranking country in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) at No. 37, same as in the previous month. Australia dropped by six places to No. 46. Iran stayed at No. 52. 

Spain remained at No. 1, followed by Germany, Colombia, Argentina, and the Netherlands in the top five. 

Peru will face South Korea in a friendly match in Suwon, about 45 kilometers south of Seoul, next Wednesday. 

Source: Busan eFM News


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