On December 19, the FIFA
/Coca-Cola World Ranking was released, where Spain led in top position with 1,606 points earning the “Team of the Year” title, followed by Germany (1,437), Argentina (1,290), Italy (1,164), Colombia (1,164) and England with 1,151 pts.
The Mongolian national team with 55 pts was ranked
at 179th place out 207 registered countries, compared to November 2012 rankings, Mongolia jumped-up 7 positions; next release is scheduled on January 17, 2013.
The first game for Mongolia in 2013 is to compete in the “AFC
Challenge Cup 2014 Qualifiers” organized by the Asian Football Confederation, where 20 nations are divided into 5 Groups (A, B, C, D, E) to be hosted in Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal and the Philippines. At the Qualifiers, Mongolia
will challenge in Group C with Laos, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, due to Draw.
The schedule for Mongolia of “AFC Challenge Cup 2014 Qualifiers”
March 02, 2013 - Laos vs. Mongolia
March 04, 2013 - Mongolia vs. Afghanistan
March 06, 2013 - Sri Lanka vs. Mongolia
Moreover, Mongolia will also take part in the AFC U-14 Championship 2014, Qualifiers in Group H.