Korea drops to 35th place in FIFA rankings
Korea's FIFA ranking for June, released on Wednesday, has edged down four notches to the 35th spot, the world's football governing body said.
The country still ranks third among teams from Asia and Oceania, with Japan leaping seven notches to the 23rd spot and Australia trailing at 24th, according to FIFA's latest rankings.
World champion Spain again topped the FIFA list, with Uruguay climbing up to its highest ranking ever at second place and Germany falling to No. 3.
The ranking for South Korea's national football team dropped after the team lost to Spain 1-4 in a friendly match in Switzerland on May 30.
North Korea, which jumped by 25 places to 86th in the previous month, declined three notches to 89th, according to FIFA.
South Korea, Australia and Japan are among the 10 nations that have advanced to the final round of the Asian qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
South Korea is scheduled to play Qatar, which ranked 91st on the FIFA list, on Saturday in the final Asian qualification round.