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India drops to historical low in FIFA Rankings

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The Indian national team has dropped five spots in the latest FIFA World Rankings which has been released on Wednesday. The Indian team is ranked 168th in the world and 32nd in Asia.

Wim Koevermans’ team has lost 15 points compared to the last ranking in July. It is India’s worst ranking since the introduction of the same in August 1993.

India’s worst ranking in the history of the FIFA World Rankings has been 165th (March 2007, April 2007, May 2007 and April 2012) so far, while the best ranking has been recorded in February 1996 when India made it to the Top 100 and established itself as 94th in the world.

The rapid drop in the rankings is the result of no international matches in the past few months and fans can only hope that the Indian team will climb the ladder in the next edition of the rankings. The Indian team will face Cameroon, the Maldives, Nepal and Syria in the 2012 Nehru Cup later this month and could earn vital points to gain a few spots.

Meanwhile, Spain remains at the top of the FIFA World Rankings, while Germany is placed second ahead of England.

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