Socceroos continue to climb FIFA Rankings following Asian Cup campaign

Following a strong showing at the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™, Australia have risen to their highest FIFA World ranking in twelve years.

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Australia have jumped to 23rd in the latest FIFA World Rankings from their 2024 starting rank of 25th. The position follows a steady upward trend in the rankings, having climbed 19 positions in less than 4 years, under current manager Graham Arnold.

The change comes due to a run to the Quarter Finals at the Asian Cup over the month of January, which saw the green and gold defeat the likes of Bahrain (82nd), India (117th), Syria (89th), and Indonesia (142nd), while also securing a result against Uzbekistan (66th).

FIFA World Rankings will grow in importance at the 2026 FIFA World Cup, with the tournament group draw sorted by rankings. 

If the Socceroos are ultimately successful in qualifying, their current position will see them seeded in the top half of teams at the tournament, where they are likely to avoid tougher opposition in the group stage.

Having risen by 80 ranks in 10 years, the Subway Socceroos have established themselves as a side on the rise.

This culminates with an overall climb across the Asian confederation, with Australia still ranked 4th in the region despite their growth, closing the gap on Japan (18th), Iran (20th), and South Korea (22nd).

The next set of FIFA World Rankings will be released on the 4th of April 2024.