India climbs two spots to 160th in FIFA rankings

India is currently with 142 points. India’s 1-0 World Cup qualifier win against Guam last year helped the team move up six places to be ranked 166th in the world.

Players of Indian football team celebrate after beating Afghanistan in SAFF 2015 final match in Thiruvananthapuram.   -  PTI

India has gained two places and are currently ranked 160th in the latest global football rankings released by FIFA on Thursday.

India is currently with 142 points. India’s 1-0 World Cup qualifier win against Guam last year helped the team move up six places to be ranked 166th in the world.

Following that, it climbed three more spots to 163rd after winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship beating Afghanistan 2-1 in the final last month.

Despite not featuring since, Stephen Constantine-coached India have managed to improve on its position by three places, climbing two spots over the past month.

Iran (44) is the highest ranked Asian nation while SAFF Cup runners-up Afghanistan have gained three places to be placed in the 151st position.

On the other hand, World Champions Germany is in the fourth spot which is being led at the top by Belgium, followed by second placed and World Cup runner up Argentina, while Spain holds the third place.

Five-time champions Brazil is in the sixth spot. Portugal is in the seventh position followed by Columbia in eighth, England in ninth and Austria in tenth spot.

Rankings:

1. Belgium

2. Argentina

3. Spain

4. Germany

5. Chile

6. Brazil

7. Portugal

8. Colombia

9. England

10. Austria