South Korean women’s soccer falls to 20th in 4 years…’World’s strongest’ USA also rises from 1st to 3rd, Japan 8th

The South Korean women’s national football team has dropped to 20th place in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)토토사이트 world rankings for the first time in almost four years after being eliminated from the group stage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a 1-1 draw and two losses.

According to the women’s football world rankings released by FIFA on 25 June, South Korea has 1,773.93 ranking points, down three places from 17th in June. In June, it had 1,840.27 points.

Germany, which finished in the group stage alongside South Korea, dropped to sixth place.

Japan, which reached the quarter-finals, leapt from 11th to eighth. Defending champions Spain jumped from sixth to second with 49.56 ranking points.

The United States, considered the “best team in the world,” dropped to third place. This is the first time since June 2017 that the United States has fallen from the top of the FIFA rankings.

This is the first time since December 2019 that South Korea’s women’s football team has dropped as low as 20th in the FIFA rankings. The team has been ranked between 15th and 19th since then, but has slipped to 20th in almost four years.

Colin Bell’s side were knocked out of Group H of the World Cup with one draw and two losses.

Back-to-back defeats to then-ranked 25th-ranked Colombia and 72nd-ranked Morocco severely damaged their chances of reaching the last 16, and they only managed to salvage a 1-1 draw with second-placed Germany in the final.

After reaching the World Cup quarter-finals and round of 16, respectively, Colombia and Morocco climbed to 22nd and 58th in the rankings.

Morocco, the first Arab nation to reach the Women’s World Cup Round of 16, earned the most ranking points with 104.22.

The United States, the tournament’s ‘favourites’, were edged out by Sweden in a penalty shootout in the round of 16.

This is the first time since 2003 that both the USA and Germany have been knocked from the top two spots in the FIFA Women’s Football Rankings.

It was also the first time in a Women’s World Cup since 1991 that both the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the FIFA rankings failed to reach the quarter-finals.

Sweden, ranked third, took the top spot for the first time with 19.46 ranking points. Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the tournament and finished in third place.

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