Latest FIFA Ranking ( Asia )

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by Mani, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    1. Japan (17)
    2. Iran ( 20)
    3. Korea Republic (24)
    4. Saudi Arabia (27)
    5. Jordan (39)
    6. Iraq (45)
    7. Bahrain (48)
    8. China (49)
    9. Uzbekistan (51)
    10. Oman (55)

    Source: FIFA
  2. buggy

    buggy New Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    thanks, mani!
  3. SherwinRazmy

    SherwinRazmy New Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Those rankings are accurate.
    1 Japan
    2 Iran
    3 SK
    4 KSA
    I agree with those rankings and think these teams will make it to W2006. Who will be the fifth team?
  4. persiantiger

    persiantiger Guest

    I don't agree with SK and KSA being in the top 4 at the moment as teams like uzbekistan are doing better than both.

    Only if they had let iran go to the final of afc we would have iran at number 1 instead of japan but i don't mind seeing japan on top they deserve it as much as iran. Hopefully the 2nd round of wcq's will have them switch positions again that is if the two teams get paired in the same group.

    BTW has anybody noticed that it is always the same 4 teams?
    when was the last time that a team other than iran japan korea and ksa was on top of asia or top 4 for that matter? even when china qualified to the wc and iran didn't iran was still like the 2nd or 3rd team in asia according to fifa's rankings. has iraq ever been in the top 4? maybe kuwait china or jordan? i don't think so. Here are the top 4 in the past 2 years.


    as you can see japan has been the most consistent. Iran, Korea and Saudi had kept changing.
  5. K:thecore

    K:thecore Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Arsenal FC
    Nice graphic...Iran is really allover the place.
  6. persiantiger

    persiantiger Guest

    haha yep, we are the most inconsistent team in asia, no doubt.
  7. SS2006

    SS2006 Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    London, Canada
    iran had the best ranking out of asian teams, 17th once
  8. rkim291968

    rkim291968 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    CA, USA
    This is not good for Asian football. I want to see other teams break into this Asian elite 4 group. Tougher competition among Asian teams will improve level of Asian soccer as whole.
  9. buggy

    buggy New Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    not only tougher, but Consistant over a long period of time. These 4 top countries also have to watch out, especially the Associations as a whole (keeping players healthy, stressing youth development, money management, choosing the right coach)...
  10. SherwinRazmy

    SherwinRazmy New Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Out of the possible teams in the top four that might not make it, the team I will pick to play a concaf team could be KSA. KSA has lost their fear factor and they are not as dominant. Teams would use to get intimidated playing against KSA. Now the only teams that get intimidated are perhaps small arab countries say Qatar for example. KSA did not make it past first round of the Asian Cup and that should be of a concern to them. Iran Japan and S Korea seem like safe bets.
  11. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    The highest Japan got was 9th place....I think on Feb 1998.
  12. Xevor

    Xevor New Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    Yep ;)

    Team -- Highest Ranking -- Date
    Japan -------- 9 ---------- 18-FEB-98
    Iran ---------- 17 --------- 14-APR-04
    KSA ---------- 21 --------- 07-JUL-04
    S. Korea ------ 17 --------- 23-DEC-98

    Team -- Highest Ranking -- Date
    Japan ------- 62 ---------- 16-FEB-00
    Iran --------- 122 --------- 22-MAY-96
    KSA ---------- 63 --------- 06-SEP-00
    S. Korea ------ 62 --------- 21-FEB-96

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