July 07, 2017 12:04
Korea dropped to 51st in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday, down eight notches from last month.
Among Asian teams, this leaves Korea fourth, trailing Iran (23), Australia (45) and Japan (46).
The precipitous decline reflects Korea's recent struggles on the pitch, including a 3-2 loss to Qatar last month in the final round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Germany, winner of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, dethroned Brazil to reclaim the world No. 1 spot, with Argentina third.
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