FIFA World Ranking

Japan end 2020 as Asia's top ranked team


Kuala Lumpur: Japan have finished 2020 as Asia's top men's team in the final FIFA World Ranking for the year.

Japan are ranked 27th, two spots ahead of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a year which saw very limited national team action across the Continent.

Both Japan and Iran were unchanged from their previous rankings with Korea Republic (38th) and Australia (41st) also not moving.

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Reigning AFC Asian Cup champions Qatar, who defeated Bangladesh 5-0 in the only Asian Qualifiers match played in 2020, moved up one spot to 58 as they rounded off Asia's top five teams.

Saudi Arabia (67), Iraq (69), United Arab Emirates (74), China PR (75) and Syria (76) completed Asia's top 10, with all five maintaining their positions.

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Photo: AFP

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