Tajikistan makes history going up 40 hitting positions and getting into position 112 of the FIFA rankings. In a historical fact this country whose name sounds like the typical country that appears in the Mortadelo and Filemón comics, has achieved a lightning climb that has led him to climb from the post 152 al 112 of the FIFA / Coca-Cola World Ranking that heads the Spanish team.
This country, surrounded by mountains, is a former Soviet republic with less than 7 millions of inhabitants. Without exit to the sea, has surprised with a meteoric rise within the FIFA Ranking. Hoping to find the friendly TIA agents and Superintendent Vicente there, we find a team that has become the revelation of Asia.
The selection that is very popular among the inhabitants, is known as “the crown” and has managed to place itself in the position number 12 of Asia ahead of the DPR of Korea and Kuwait who have been in World Cups and finished just behind Saudi Arabia, another team that has participated in a FIFA World Cup.
This huge advance in the Ranking is the most important since joining FIFA, in 1994 and comes after the role played by the Tajiks who finished second in the league in their qualifying group for the AFC Challenge Cup 2014, disputed in Kyrgyzstan.
With two wins against Pakistan and Macau and one loss to the hosts, the Kyrgyz national team, the Tajiks were unable to enter the final phase of the Challenge Cup.
They have never qualified for a World Cup or an Asian Cup, but in lower categories they have an upward trajectory and the objective is to qualify for the Asian Cup of the 2015. At the moment the meteoric rise shows that they are a clearly on the rise.