India Retains 105th Spot In FIFA Rankings, Germany At Top


New Delhi: The Indian men’s football ended the year at 105th spot in the FIFA rankings, unchanged from last month, released on Thursday. The team, which did not play any international match in this ranking period, has 320 points to its kitty.

India began the year at 129th spot and broke into top 100 by occupying 96th in July, the second best ever after the 94th in February 1996. Among Asian countries, the Indian team is at the 15th spot, just below Qatar, but ahead of the likes of Jordan, Bahrain and North Korea.

Iran (overall 32nd) leads the rankings among Asian countries, followed by Algeria (38th) and Japan (57th). World champions Germany ended on top to be FIFA’s ‘Team of the Year’, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile.