Saudi Arabia rises 3 spots to number 61 in new FIFA World rankings

Saudi Arabia has ranked 61st in the latest FIFA rankings for men’s international teams issued on Thursday.
The Green Falcons rise came on the back of three victories in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup, and and saw them jump three places from last month’s 64th spot.

Saudi Arabia overcame Yemen 3-0 on June 5, and followed that up with two more wins by the same score against Singapore and Uzbekistan.

The results meant Herve Renard’s team won Group D to advance to the third round of qualifying scheduled to start in September.

The ranking of 61 means the Saudi team is sixth among the AFC teams in the overall table, behind Japan in 24th place, Iran (26), Australia (35), South Korea (36) and Qatar (42).

Belgium still leads the FIFA rankings despite missing out on Euro 2020. Brazil ranked second while reigning World Cup winners France placed third.