Korea Republic have slipped out of the top-50 in the latest FIFA World Ranking for the month of April released on Wednesday.
Pim Verbeek’s side are down three spots in 51st position in the Asian segment over which Iran (down 8; 42nd) still holds sway.
Japan (down 4; 46th) and Australia (down 3; 43rd) are the only other Asian teams in the upper echeleons of world football. Uzbekistan down seven places to 60th place.
The Philippines were the biggest gainers in April, climbing 10 rungs up to 169th while Bangladesh plummeted to 176th, down 21.
Saudi Arabia (up 2; 62nd) and China (up 3; 72nd) were other significant movers in the month.