The Indian Women’s national team has gained a place to be ranked 50th in the world and 11th in Asia in the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking.
Coach Anadi Barua’s team managed to climb the ladder despite going down in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers a few weeks ago.
The Indian team has 1,431 points to its tally and it is flanked by Ghana (49th / 1,459 pts.) and South Africa (51st & 1,430 pts.) in the latest ranking.
The United States (2,228 pts.) remain at the top of the FIFA Women’s World Ranking ahead of Germany (2,162 pts.), Japan (2,096 pts.), Brazil (2038 pts.) and Sweden (2,027 pts.). The US girls are close to break the the highest number of points ever achieved on the FIFA Women’s World Ranking, which was the 2,234 points Germany achieved in 2005.
Meanwhile, Albania (60th & 1,374 pts.), Montenegro (81st & 1,258 pts.) and Kuwait (119th, 870 pts) have entered the FIFA Women’s Ranking for the first time, while six teams namely Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, Algeria, Syria and Iraq have dropped out of the Ranking due to a lack of matches played.
The next FIFA Women’s Ranking will be published on August 2.