The Chilean team continues its downward trend and lost positions again, for the third time in a row, in the classification prepared by FIFA.
La Roja seems to be in 29th place, with 1514.86 points, ahead of South Korea, the team with which it lost in the last friendly match (2-0) and with a very slight advantage over Tunisia, which is in 30th place.
Precisely, Tunisia forcefully defeated Chile weeks ago in the semifinals of the Kirin Cup played in Japan and conquered by the North Africans, a tournament in which the team now led by Eduardo Berizzo could not even score a goal.
The Argentine coach was hired at the end of May to try to rebuild the team after the failure in the qualifiers for the final phase of the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from next November.
It will be the second World Cup that Chileans miss out on in a row, after the absence in Russia 2018 and the successes of a ‘golden generation’, led by Alexis Sánchez, Claudio Bravo or Arturo Vidal who many believe exhausted.
Women’s team also fell
On the other hand, the women’s team, led by Tiare Endler, the best goalkeeper of the season, also suffered a setback and was overtaken by Serbia and Costa Rica, who occupy positions 36 and 37 on the FIFA list. The Chileans had reached their highest position in December 2020, the date on which they were placed in position 36.