National Indian football team has moved to 96th spot in the recent world FIFA ranking. Previously India was at 100th position and this is India’s finest position in the last 21 years.
Germany football team tops the rank followed by Brazil, Argentina, Portugal & Switzerland. Iran who held 23rd spot is leading the Asian nations.
On an average, India has secured 134th place since the beginning of world ranking in 1992. India has shown significant improvements in the rankings and current ranking is much better than its earlier ranking in March 2015 when Indian football team was placed at 175th place.
More about FIFA Rankings:
FIFA ranking was introduced in December 1992. It ranks men’s football teams as per their performance in last four years. Brazil is the team which has ranked at top for longer time. Other teams which have held the top position are Belgium, Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
Germany is the current winner of football world cup. The country won the cup in 2014 by defeating Argentina.
The next football world cup will be held in Russia. It will start from 14 June and will end on 15 July 2018 (32 days).