Despite dropping a place, Japan stayed on top on Asia in terms of FIFA’s rankings with South Korea dropping seven spots down to 32nd after a loss to Iran in October’s qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.

That victory in Tehran lifts Iran 14 places to 44 though the biggest climbers in the Asian Football Confederation are Myanmar who rose 28 spots to 149.

Iraq fell farthest, dropping 17 spots to 97.

 

Asia Rankings:

24 Japan  (-1)   32   South Korea (-7)   33: Australia (+1)   44: Iran (+14)  69: Uzbekistan  (+1)   81: North Korea  (+5)    86: Oman (+9)   88: China (-3)    90: Jordan  (-12)   97: Iraq  (-17)  104: Qatar  (-3)  109: UAE (+7)  110: Kuwait (+2)  

 

 

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