India Moves Six Places Up To 166th In Latest FIFA Rankings

Indian Football TeamIt was a great development for the as they jumped six places to the 166th spot in the global rankings in the latest list released by FIFA on Thursday, while retained their top position after grabbing it for the first time last month.

Before the release of these rankings, were 172nd in last month’s rankings after losing five consecutive 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

But, the Stephen Constantine-coached side arrested the slide with a commendable 1-0 win against Guam in their last World Cup qualifier at Bengaluru on November 12.

On the other hand, Belgium will end the year as the world’s top-ranked team for the first time in their history.

World Cup 2014 runners-up moved up a spot to the second, displacing reigning world champions from the spot, who dropped to fourth.

World Cup 2010 winners claimed the third spot, up by three places.

Copa America 2014 victors Chile retained their fifth spot just before five-time world champions , who moved up two spots.

are at seventh, a dip of three places, but just ahead of Colombia, who dropped a spot.

Ninth-placed and Austria at 10th, retained their slots.

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