Korean women’s soccer fell to 20th place in 4 years
The Korean women’s soccer team, which was eliminated in the group stage of the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup with 1 draw and 2 losses, fell to 20th in the FIFA world rankings in about 4 years. According to the women’s soccer world rankings announced by FIFA on the 25th, Korea recorded a ranking point of 1,773.93 points, falling three places from 17th in June. In June, it was 1,840.27 points. Germany, who packed their bags in the group stage alongside Korea, fell to 6th place.
Japan, which succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals, jumped from 11th to 8th. The winning team, Spain, jumped from 6th to 2nd with 49.56 ranking points. The United States, which was considered the ‘world’s strongest’, fell to third place. It is the first time since June 2017 that the United States has fallen from the top spot in the FIFA rankings. It is the first time since December 2019 that the FIFA ranking of Korean women’s football has fallen to 20th. After that, the ranking was formed between 15th and 19th, but it slipped to 20th in about 4 years.
The national team led by coach Colin Bell was eliminated in Group H of the World Cup group stage with 1 draw and 2 losses. At the time, losing to Colombia, ranked 25th, and Morocco, ranked 72nd, the chances of the round of 16 dropped significantly, and they managed to save face by drawing 1-1 in the final match with Germany, which ranked second. Colombia and Morocco, who advanced to the quarterfinals and round of 16 of the World Cup, rose to 22nd and 58th respectively.
In particular, Morocco, the first Arab country to reach the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup, earned the most ranking points with 104.22 this time. 스포츠토토 The U.S. was pushed back by Sweden after a close match from the round of 16 to a penalty shootout, putting the modifier of this tournament’s ‘champion candidate’ to shame. This is the first time that both the United States and Germany have been pushed out of the first and second places in the FIFA women’s soccer rankings, introduced since 2003.
In the Women’s World Cup, which started in 1991, this was the only tournament where neither the first nor second ranked teams in the FIFA rankings made it to the quarterfinals. Sweden, which was in third place, earned 19.46 ranking points and took first place for the first time. Sweden advanced to the semifinals of the tournament and finished in third place.