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India placed at 100th spot in FIFA Rankings after 21 years

May 5, 2017 09:17 IST

FIFA World RankingsThe Indian football team made it into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in 21 years.

The team is placed at 100th alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia. The FIFA rankings were released on 4 May 2017.

India's rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia and Myanmar.

It was in February 1996 that India was placed on the 94th spot, which is the country's best ever FIFA ranking.

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Top 10 countries in FIFA World Rankings

Rank

Country

1

Brazil

2

Argentina

3

Germany

4

Chile

5

Colombia

6

France

7

Belgium

8

Portugal

9

Switzerland

10

Spain


About FIFA World Rankings

The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men's national teams in association football.

The teams of the member nations of FIFA are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

The rankings were introduced in December 1992.

Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team's performance over the last four years, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team.

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