Korea Republic was ranked 44th whilst Indonesia was ranked 179th

FIFA has released their international rankings for 2016, listing Korea Republic as the highest amongst East Asian countries.

The footballing body, whose rankings include 205 countries, ranked South Korea 44th. With Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son having a great start to the season, Korea Republic is certainly fortunate to have him up front.

Japan was not too far behind, ranking 51st. The Japanese team includes Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa and AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda.

The only other East Asian country to be in FIFA’s top 100 is China, who came in at 84th.

The Philippines was ranked 124th, making them the top country in Southeast Asia. Vietnam was the next highest – 136th. Hong Kong came in at 140th with Thailand not too far behind at 146th. Malaysia was ranked 164th and Cambodia 167th. Singapore suffered an all time low at 171st (ranked 165th in 2013).

Bringing up the rear was Indonesia at 179th.

Argentina took the top spot, with Germany coming in second and Brazil in third.