India’s FIFA ranking improved with Puerto Rico 4-1 win
Today FIFA released its latest update on FIFA rankings. Indian national team moved up in the ranking to 148 from 152, after their 4-1 win over Puerto Rico in Mumbai last week. The Blue tigers are back in 150 top ranked FIFA countries, back in April 2015, India were ranked 147. India ranked have improved continuously in recent FIFA rankings release.
India ranked 152 in last update with their 7-1 aggregate win over Laos in July in Asian Cup qualifying play-offs. And, in latest update they are ranked 148 which is four ranks improvement. India climbed to 148th in the latest release, earning 219 ranking points in terms of beating 114th placed Puerto Rico (now ranked 138) 4-1 in a historic international friendly played at the Mumbai Football Arena, which was the first international fixture in Mumbai after 61 years.
India now sits on 26th in in Asian Football Confederation (AFC) listings. Iran, Australia, Korea Republic and Uzebkistan leads the Asian Football Confederation rankings sitting in top 50, ranked at 37, 45, 47 and 49th respectively. Meanwhile, India dominates the South Asian Football Federation ranked at 148, with Maldives placed at 165th, Bangladesh 185th, Nepal 186th, Bhutan 189th, Sri Lanka 193rd and Pakistan at 194th.
Well, the best outcome of the latest FIFA ranking is Bolivia who ranked at 75th climbing 35 spots from 110. On the other hand Central African Republic moved down 35 ranks and sits at 122 currently.
In latest top 10 ranked nations, Spain got a blow and out of top 10. Spain sits at 11th position where as Argentina and Belgium maintain their position as 1st and 2nd. Meanwhile, Germany notched up at 3rd replacing Colombia who sits at 4th sharing same points with Brazil. Chile, Portugal and France dropped a point each, sitting at 6th,7th and 8th.
Uruguay and Wales sits at 9th and 10 position, while England sits at 12th and Italy is down at 13th. USA also got an improved ranking currently sits at 22nd position.
Indian national team is doing well under Stephen Costantine, and we can see India’s much improved performance under his reign.
Source : FIFA.com