India climb a spot to 162nd in FIFA rankings

New Delhi :The Indian football team has climbed one place to be 162nd in the latest rankings released by world football’s governing body FIFA.

India currently have 139 points. India gained three spots from 166th to 163rd after winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)

Championship beating Afghanistan 2-1 in the final last month.

Iran (44) are the highest ranked Asian nation while the SAFF Cup runners-up Afghanistan have dropped a spot to 154th position.

World champions Germany are in the fourth spot. Belgium top the list, followed by second placed and World Cup runners up Argentina. Spain are third.

Five-time Champions Brazil are in the sixth spot. Portugal are in seventh followed by Columbia in eighth, England in ninth and Australia in the 10th spot.