India slips to 104th spot in latest FIFA ranking

In the qualifying tournament for FIFA 2022 World Cup, India will next face Bangladesh on October 15.

India goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu in action against Qatar in the FIFA World Cup qualifier fixture in Doha.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

The Indian football team on Thursday slipped a place to 104th position in the latest FIFA rankings.

The Indian team, coached by Igor Stimac, has been playing regularly since the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in July.

Earlier this month, India held Asian champions Qatar to a goalless draw in Doha to gain its first point in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The match was also a preliminary qualifier for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

India has been clubbed alongside Oman, Qatar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Group E of the second round World Cup Qualifiers.

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Qatar held on to its ranking (62nd) despite not being able to beat India. Oman, however, gained three places to 84th spot, following its 2-1 win over India.

Belgium managed to hold on to the top position, while France has surpassed Brazil to reach the second spot.

In the qualifying tournament for FIFA 2022 World Cup, India will next face Bangladesh on October 15, followed by a match against Afghanistan on November 14.

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