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India finish 104th in last FIFA World Ranking of the year 2020

Indian national team players celebrate a goal. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)
Indian national team players celebrating a goal. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

The latest FIFA Men’s World Ranking were released earlier today by the world football governing body and in the December rankings, India stay joint 104th position with Kenya behind Trinidad & Tobago, but ahead of Mozambique; while 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalists Belgium stays No. 1.

India have 1187 points, the same like in November and they stay in 19th position of the Asian (AFC) rankings.

India played no match in the last window and India will next play their 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in March 2021.

In South Asia, India remain in top spot ahead of the Maldives (155th), Nepal (171st), Bangladesh (186th), Bhutan (189th), Pakistan (200th) and Sri Lanka (206th) in what was another mixed month for the region.

There were no changes across the top 5. Belgium (1,780 points) stay No. 1, ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup winners France (1,755 pts), 2019 Copa America winners Brazil (1,743 points), England (1,670 pts), and Portugal (1,662 pts) to complete the top five.