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FIFA World Ranking: DPR Korea, Yemen, Singapore and Nepal move up


Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Kuala Lumpur: DPR Korea, Yemen, Singapore and Nepal - thanks to good results in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 - are the biggest movers in the latest FIFA World Ranking.


DPR Korea, who defeated Lebanon and Sri Lanka in the Asian Qualifiers, jumped five places to 113th in the world in the FIFA Ranking released on Thursday..

Yemen (137th), Singapore (157th) and Nepal (161st) also improved their respective rankings by five spots.

Bahrain (105), Tajikistan (115) and Mongolia (183) each moved up four spots.

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Asia's top six remained changed with Islamic Republic of Iran Asia’s top ranked team at 23 while Japan moved up two spots to 31st.

Korea Republic, at 37th, remained as the Continent’s third highest ranked side, while Australia moved up two spots to 44.

📍 🇯🇴 back into Asia's top 15
⬆️ 🇰🇵🇾🇪🇸🇬🇳🇵up 5 spots
⬇️ 🇲🇲 drop 10 spots, 🇱🇧 🇮🇩 7 spots
1️⃣ Iran remain Asia's best#FIFARanking pic.twitter.com/E9OrCrMR2i

— AFC (@theafcdotcom) September 19, 2019

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 champions Qatar remained unchanged at 62nd, four ahead of the United Arab Emirates, who completed the top six.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on October 24.

The complete Ranking can be viewed here.

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