Crisis? Socceroos Drop Out Of FIFA’s Top 100 Rankings For The First Time In History

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Worrying times for Australia ahead of January’s Asian Cup…

Australia have dropped out of the top 100 of FIFA’s world rankings for the first time ever after a disappointing post-World Cup period.

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The Socceroos have slipped a further eight rankings to a record-low of 102 and comes a month after a fall to a then-low of 94.

Whilst it’s true that FIFA’s rankings system is dubious at best, results have been poor for the Socceroos over the past year and will come as a cause of concern ahead of January’s Asian Cup, to be played on home soil.

Japan are the top ranked team in Asia after defeating the Socceroos 2-1 in Osaka earlier this month.


1. Germany (1)
2. Argentina (2)
3. Colombia (3)
4. Belgium (4)
5. Netherlands (5)
6. Brazil (6)
7. Portugal (9)
(tie) France (7)
9. Spain (10)
10. Uruguay (8)
11. Italy (11)
12. Switzerland (12)
13. England (20)
14. Chile (13)
15. Romania (21)
16. Costa Rica (16)
17. Czech Republic (22)
18. Algeria (15)
19. Croatia (14)
20. Mexico (17)

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