The Indian national team had moved up one spot in the latest FIFA World Rankings released today.
India is now ranked 145th in the world and 24th in Asia with 177 points to its account. Wim Koevermans’ team is placed behind Hong Kong (144th / 180 points) and ahead of Barbados (146th / 175 points).
Afghanistan (139th) remains the best team from the South Asian region ahead of India, the Maldives (153rd), Bangladesh (158th), Pakistan (167th), Sri Lanka and Nepal (both 170th) and Bhutan (207th).
Japan (37th) is still the best Asian team in the FIFA World Rankings, while Spain (1st), Germany (2nd), Colombia (3rd), Argentina (4th) and the Netherlands (5th) remain at the top of the rankings.
There has been no changes in the Top 12 spots of the FIFA World Rankings in comparision to the release last month. The USA returned to the Top 20 courtesy to their CONCACAF Gold Cup win.
The next FIFA World Rankings will be published on September 12, 2013.