The historic results achieved by the Qatari national football team in the Gold Cup resulted in a remarkable jump in the rankings of the International Football Association (FIFA) classification issued on Thursday.
FIFA praised the great leap achieved by Qatar national team, which secured 42nd position after advancing 16 places.
The FIFA website confirmed that the Qatari team is the most advanced in the ranks through 348 matches played since the previous classification in May.
Qatar, coached by Felix Sanchez, enjoyed an impressive 12-match unbeaten streak before losing to hosts USA in the semi-final of the Concacfaf Gold Cup.
Japan, Asia’s No 1 ranked side, climbed four spots to 24th, following their unbeaten run in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Iran, who also impressed in the Asian Qualifiers in June after wins over Hong Kong, Bahrain, Cambodia and Iraq, remained second on the list in 26th position.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola men’s world ranking will be published on September 16.
Leader: Belgium (unchanged)
Moves into top 10: Mexico (9, plus 2) USA (10, plus 10)
Moves out of top 10: Denmark (11, minus 1) Uruguay (13, minus 4)
Matches played in total: 348
Most matches played: Mexico (12 matches)
Biggest move by points: Italy (plus 102.61 points)
Biggest move by ranks: Qatar (plus 16 ranks)
Biggest drop by points: Grenada (minus 43.54 points)
Biggest drop by ranks: Thailand (minus 14 ranks)
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