With 139 points to its tally, a gain of seven points from previous month, India occupy 31st spot among Asian countries.
Before the release of these rankings, India were 172nd in last month’s rankings after losing five consecutive 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy Leicester broke the English Premier League record by scoring for the 11th straight game in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
India were in the 155th spot rankings last month. The dip follows poor performances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where India have lost all 3 matches.
“I choose Messi over Ronaldo for the best player award,” Willian was quoted as saying by goal.com.
Earlier in July, India had dropped 15 positions to 156th place after two successive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina.
Manchester City demonstrated its financial might by breaking the club’s transfer record for the second time this summer to sign Kevin de Bruyne
Barcelona was handed a favorable start to its title defense with Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov when the Champions League groups were drawn on Thursday
Manchester United had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday — the team is back in the Champions League group stage and star striker Rooney is scoring again.
Manchester United so far have 3-1 lead in their first round against the Belgium side, Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifiers.
Petr Cech demonstrated against Liverpool on Monday why he will be an asset rather than a liability for his new team.