Connect with us

General news

Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after winning Asian Cup

The 2022 World Cup hosts’ remarkable run at the continental championship saw them winning all seven games and conceding only one goal.

Published

on

Rankings
London, Feb. 7, 2019 (Reuters/NNN) Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings, their best position in 26 years, after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week.

The 2022 World Cup hosts’ remarkable run at the continental championship saw them winning all seven games and conceding only one goal.

This has now allowed them to move up 38 places from 93rd in the world.

Qatar beat regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia, Iraq and South Korea on their way to the final, where they stunned four-times champions Japan 3-1.

The Qataris are still only the fifth-highest ranked team from Asian Football Confederation, behind Iran (22), Japan (27), South Korea (38) and Australia (42).

Belgium continue to lead the world rankings ahead of last year’s World Cup winners France and Brazil.

There were no changes to the top 20 due to the lack of fixtures involving teams from the European and South American confederations.(Reuters/NNN)

OLAL

(Edited by Olawale Alabi)

Load more

Contact US: editor[at]nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247[at]gmail.com

Recent Posts

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.