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India remains 156th in latest FIFA World Ranking

Indian national football team
Indian national football team

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The Indian national team remains 156th in the world (28th in Asia) according to the latest FIFA World Ranking released today (August 6).

India (160 points) is ranked a joint 156th together with Kyrgyzstan who moved up one spot. Both teams are ranked behind Singapore (155th) and ahead of Tajikistan (158th).

Stephen Constantine’s team is the best ranked team from the South Asian (SAFF) region. Bhutan (164th), Bangladesh (170th), Pakistan (171st), Maldives (175th), Sri Lanka (182nd) and Nepal (184th) are the other teams affiliated to the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

Meanwhile, there has been a change in the Top 3 of the FIFA World Ranking with Belgium (2nd, up 1, 1244 points) swapping places with World Champions Germany (3rd, down 1, 1226 points) behind leaders Argentina (1425 points).

Chile (10th, up 1) have entered the top ten at the expense of the Netherlands (12th, down 7). The loss of points by Germany and the Netherlands is due to the devaluation of last year’s FIFA World Cup matches.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on September 3, 2015.