In the FIFA World Rankings, India secured the 96th position with 1242 points.
New Delhi: The Indian men’s football team, which recently unsuccessful to qualify for Asian Games, has moved up one spot from the FIFA World Rankings to 96th, while France, who won the FIFA World Cup, jump six places to the top Has reached. In the latest world ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, India now has a total of 1242 points and it has climbed one place to 96th position.
France, who won the FIFA World Cup for the second time, has reached the top with 1726 points. France has gained six places. Apart from France, Croatia, who reached the finals, has gained the maximum of 16 points. Croatia now has reached number four with 1643 points. Belgium in second place, while Brazil dropped one spot to slip to number three.
At the same time, Uruguay’s team has improved nine places and has reached number five with 1628 points. Portugal has lost three places and it has dropped to number 7. England, which reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, has also gained six places. England now has reached number 1615. England has the best rankings since March 2013. The last time champions Germany have dropped down to 14 places and slipped to 15th position. Argentina, who won the title most often, slipped six places and dropped out of the top-10.
Indian football team was not allowed to participate in Asian Games.
Just last month, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) did not allow Indian men and women soccer teams to participate in Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had told IOA that football is a global sport and it should be viewed with a different perspective. AIFF said that Indian football has got great success in the last three years.
Indian team reached number 97 in July
At that time, AIFF has told IOA that the team had reached number 97 in the FIFA ranking from the 173rd position. Apart from this, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which will be held in 2019 in the UAE, had also qualified for the Asia Cup and has successfully held the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Although IOA has not given permission for the soccer team to Indonesia, ignoring these arguments. At that time, AIFF wrote in the letter and said that IOA is not able to understand that football is a virtual game that is played in 212 countries and Asia’s top-5 teams play in the FIFA World Cup. Indian Football Players
Indian football has performed superior, available the position of 96th
Recently, the Indian captain, Sunil Chhetri was selected by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as the best player of his year. Sunil Chhetri was the best man footballer of 2017 while Kamala Devi was named the best female footballer of AIFF. Apart from this, 20-year-old Chennaiyin FC midfielder Anirudh Thapa was named the best budding player of the year while goalkeeper E. Panthoi was elected the best-emerging women’s goalkeeper of the year.
Chetri’s team reached the finals of the 2017-18 Indian Super League. Only then did his team win the Super Cup title. He was a key member of the Indian team of Stephen Constantine, who qualified for AFC Asian Cup 2019.