FIFA: Iran Nat’l football team ranks 1st in Asia
Tehran, The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in its latest report announced that Iranian national football team is standing on the first place in Asia and the 23rd position the world.
It said that Japan, South Korea and Australia are standing on 2nd to 4th position in Asia.
Lack of official matches and holding big events like Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations caused Iran descend from its previous ranking in the world.
ONMEBOL Copa America, known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, is a men's international football tournament contested among national teams from CONMEBOL.
It is the oldest international continental football competition.
The competition determines the continental champion of South America.
The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa.
In the meantime, FIFA reported Belgium, Brazil, France, England, Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, Colombia, Spain and Argentina as 1st to 10th ranking as best teams.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA