India has jumped six places to the 141st position in the latest rankings released by world football’s governing body FIFA on Thursday.
India were previously in the 147th spot. They are at the 22nd position among the Asian countries. Iran (41) is the top-ranked Asian team in the list, followed by Japan (52) and South Korea (58).
World Champions Germany continued to head the rankings. Belgium jumped to second place, a place above World Cup runners-up Argentina.
It is Belgium’s highest position since the launch of the world rankings.
Five-time world champions Brazil are fifth, a spot below Colombia. Brazil are followed by the Netherlands, Portugal (seventh), Uruguay (eighth), and France (ninth).
Spain, the 2010 World Cup champions, round off the top ten in the rankings.