Indian national team rises to 96th in FIFA rankings; second highest ever

Jul 6, 2017 17:01 IST

Indian national team rise to 96th in FIFA rankingsIndian national football team climbed four places to sit on the 96th position in the latest FIFA rankings updated on 6 July 2017. It is the second highest ranking for the country ever.

In addition, it is India’s highest FIFA ranking under coach Stephen Constantine.

The rankings were updated following India’s 2-0 win against Nepal in a friendly match. The national team also emerged victorious against Kyrgyzstan in AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers group match held in June 2017.

India currently scores 341 points, seven points behind 95th placed Cyprus.

Earlier in May 2017, the Indian football team had made into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in 21 years.

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

Top 10 countries in FIFA World Rankings

Rank

Country

1

Germany

2

Brazil

3

Argentina

4

Portugal

5

Switzerland

6

Poland

7

Chile

8

Colombia

9

France

10

Belgium

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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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