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FIFA Women’s World Ranking: India gain a a spot to 59th, USA retain top spot

India Women's national team (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)
The Indian Women's national team at the COTIF Women's Tournament in Spain earlier this year. Photo courtesy: AIFF Media

Earlier in the day, the latest quarterly FIFA Women’s World Ranking were released by the world football governing body and in the third rankings of 2018, India gained a spot to be in 59th position behind Iran and ahead of Turkey.

India have 1409 points, the same as last month but drop a spot to be 13th position in the Asian (AFC) Women’s rankings.

In South Asia, India remain in top spot ahead of Nepal (108th), the Maldives (126th), and Afghanistan (133th) with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bhutan currently unranked.

There were changes in the top 5. The United States (2,114 pts) retain top spot ahead of Germany (2,060 pts); while England (2,034 pts) and France (2,033 pts) swapped their spots while Canada (2,014 pts) complete the top five.