Sports / Soccer

China down to 99 in the latest FIFA rankings

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-28 15:09

BEIJING - China dropped to 99th position on the November edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, 11 places lower than last month, according to the FIFA website.

Despite the sudden slide, China maintains its ninth position in the continental table, with Japan as the top one in Asia followed by Iran and South Korea.

China played two warm-up games in November and both ended in a tie.

China drew with New Zealand 1-1 a fortnight ago as captain Zheng Zhi scored a sensational goal at the first half.

Four days later, China and Honduras played to goalless draw in Xi'an, and the North American team not only made into the 2014 Brazil World Cup, but also was China's highest ranking opponent this year.

Germany is still No 1 with Argentina second and Columbia third on the world ranking table.

Most Popular
What's Hot