INDIA drop to 147th in FIFA World Rankings

The world football governing body released the latest FIFA World Rankings earlier today in which India dropped two places to be now 147th amongst the 208 ranked nations and territories. Within Asia India also dropped a place to be now ranked 26th amongst 46 nations in the rankings.

In the latest rankings India lost two points to now have 137 points, while they are sandwiched amongst Hongkong (146) and Nepal (148) in the rankings. With India not having played any 'A' international match since the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in March 2011 in Malaysia the team was bound to lose spots as teams around us played qualifiers and friendlies.

India's ranking next month will be influenced by upcoming matches to be played in the coming weeks, be it the two friendlies against the Maldives and Qatar before we face the United Arab Emirates in the World Cup qualifiers. The UAE gained a spot to be 110th in the rankings, while they stay 15th in Asia.

There has been a change amongst the top five of the FIFA World Rankings. World champions Spain remain on top ahead of the Netherlands, but now Germany are third ahead of England in fourth as Brazil dropped two places to be now fifth.

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