The Indian men’s national football team has climbed up to the 100th rank on FIFA’s latest world rankings surpassing teams like Lebanon and New Zealand to achieve the feat. This is after five years that the Indian men’s football team entered the top 100 club after slipping away from the 96th position in 2018. The Indian men’s football team reached the 100th rank with a total points of 1204.90. This is the fourth best ranking achieved by the Indian men’s football team in the history. The team’s rank came up to 94th rank in 1996, 99th in 1993 and 96th rank in 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 teams in FIFA rankings:
- England +1
- Belgium -1
- Croatia +1
- Netherlands -1
- Spain (2023 UEFA Nations League Winner)
India can climb further up by one spot if they manage to beat Lebanon in the SAFF Championship semi-final on Saturday come July. India have already beaten Lebanon on their way to the Intercontinental Cup triumph.
Argentina continue to lead the FIFA World Ranking, nearly three months on from regaining top spot. La Albiceleste remain out front thanks to friendly wins over Australia and Indonesia. The top three is also unchanged, with the reigning world champions staying ahead of France and Brazil.
There has been movement behind them. England and and Belgium, who swaped places, as do Croatia (6th, plus 1) and Netherlands (7th, minus 1). Newly crowned CONCACAF Nations League champions USA (11th, plus 2) close in on the Top 10, where Spain (10th) manage to remain thanks to their UEFA Nations League triumph.
India ranked 100th in FIFA men’s Football Rankings,India ranked 100th in FIFA men’s Football Rankings