Unranked Iran move up to 55th place at FIFA Women’s World Ranking

June 23, 2017 - 15:34

Kuala Lumpur: Jordan are the biggest Asian movers in the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking released on Friday, while Japan continue to lead.

In the recent 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers, Jordan finished undefeated in a six-team Group A with five wins. Their impressive performance was rewarded by the previously unranked team moving to 50th in the FIFA World Ranking.

Come next April, host Jordan will square off against Asia’s best for the continental title.

Despite not qualifying for the 2018 AFC Asian Women’s Cup Finals, Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts at the qualifiers proved to be notable as they moved up to 55th place, who were also previously unranked.

Japan remained the top ranked Asian team at sixth place, with Australia following closely behind as the Matildas moved one rung up to seventh. DPR Korea and China PR’s positions remained unchanged at 10th and 14th respectively.

Korea Republic, who finished second at the Cyprus Cup in March and beat DPR Korea to qualify for the 2018 Women’s Asian Cup Finals, climbed one position up to 16th, to complete Asia’s top five.

Asia’s Top 10 (global rankings in brackets):
Japan
(6th)
Australia (7th)
DPR Korea (10th)
China PR (14th)
Korea Republic (16th)
Thailand (29th)
Vietnam (32nd)
Uzbekistan (41st)
Chinese Taipei (42nd)
Myanmar (45th)

The next FIFA Women’s World Ranking will be released on September 1.

(Source: AFC)

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