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India moved into the top 100 of the FIFA rankings

Indian football's improvement in recent times is clearly visible as they climbed to the 100th position in the latest FIFA rankings.

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Abishek Goswami
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It's looking like the golden years are coming back to Indian Football as they are improving like an AI at this moment. The Blue Tigers are back in the top 100 in the FIFA rankings after waiting for five long years. There were many ups and downs but somehow they managed to pull this off and if they continue like this, the dream to play in the World Cup is not so far. In the latest FIFA World Rankings, they rose from 101 to 100 by surpassing big dogs like Lebanon and New Zealand.

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The Blue Tigers have created a fortress at home. They are unbeaten for almost four years on Indian soil. Their last defeat came against Oman in a 1-2 loss in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. India won the Tri-Nations Series in Manipur in March and the Intercontinental Cup this year. They registered comfortable victories against higher-ranked Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon in the process.

India will face Lebanon in the Semi-Final of the SAFF Championship 2023 on July 1st and it will give a huge boost to India in terms of rankings if they go on and win the title. The Blue Tigers' skipper Sunil Chhetri has scored in all 3 matches in the ongoing competition and it has helped India a lot. India will also compete in two consecutive editions of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time.

India's FIFA Rankings from 2018 to 2023:

  • March 15, 2018 – 99
  • June 7, 2018 – 97
  • August 16, 2018 – 96
  • September 20, 2018 – 97
  • February 7, 2019 – 97
  • April 4, 2019 – 101
  • July 25, 2019 – 103
  • September 19, 2019 – 104
  • October 24, 2019 – 106
  • November 28, 2019 – 108
  • September 17, 2020 – 109
  • October 22, 2020 – 108
  • November 26, 2020 – 104
  • April 7, 2021 – 105
  • September 16, 2021 – 107
  • October 21, 2021 – 106
  • November 19, 2021 – 104
  • March 31, 2022 – 106
  • June 23, 2022 – 104
  • October 6, 2022 – 106
  • April 6, 2023 – 101
  • June 29, 2023 – 100

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FIFA World Rankings (1-50):

RK Team Total Points Previous Points +/-
1 Argentina 1843.73 1840.93 2.80
2 France 1843.54 1838.45 5.09
3 Brazil 1828.27 1834.21 -5.94
4 England 1797.39 1792.43 4.96
5 Belgium 1788.55 1792.53 -3.98
6 Croatia 1742.55 1730.02 12.53
7 Netherlands 1731.23 1731.23 0.00
8 Italy 1726.58 1713.66 12.92
9 Portugal 1718.25 1707.22 11.03
10 Spain 1703.45 1682.85 20.60
11 USA 1673.34 1653.77 19.57
12 Switzerland 1661.12 1664.24 -3.12
13 Morocco 1655.5 1677.79 -22.29
14 Mexico 1639.19 1631.87 7.32
15 Germany 1636.32 1647.42 -11.10
16 Uruguay 1633.13 1631.29 1.84
17 Colombia 1624.91 1617.08 7.83
18 Senegal 1612.61 1613.21 -0.60
19 Denmark 1597.37 1594.53 2.84
20 Japan 1595.96 1588.59 7.37
21 Peru 1561.2 1561.2 0.00
22 IR Iran 1556.59 1553.23 3.36
23 Sweden 1547.11 1558.7 -11.59
24 Ukraine 1541.25 1530.04 11.21
25 Serbia 1539.03 1541.52 -2.49
26 Poland 1536.99 1553.76 -16.77
27 Australia 1530.45 1532.79 -2.34
28 Korea Republic 1529.3 1536.01 -6.71
29 Austria 1528.06 1508.24 19.82
30 Scotland 1520.24 1500.52 19.72
31 Tunisia 1516.66 1535.76 -19.10
32 Chile 1511.31 1511.32 -0.01
33 Algeria 1511.23 1504.19 7.04
34 Egypt 1509.89 1500.67 9.22
35 Wales 1506.04 1538.95 -32.91
36 Hungary 1504.57 1504.24 0.33
37 Czechia 1503.69 1495.04 8.65
38 Russia 1495.53 1495.53 0.00
39 Nigeria 1486.48 1480.8 5.68
40 Ecuador 1486.47 1478.13 8.34
41 Türkiye 1484.47 1465.7 18.77
42 Costa Rica 1478.3 1491.12 -12.82
43 Cameroon 1470.97 1470.21 0.76
44 Norway 1458.47 1463.77 -5.30
45 Canada 1454.12 1442.66 11.46
46 Slovakia 1447.05 1433.77 13.28
47 Romania 1443.98 1444.58 -0.60
48 Paraguay 1442.64 1440.65 1.99
49 Greece 1441.06 1433.01 8.05
50 Mali 1438.01 1430.75 7.26

FIFA World Rankings (50-100):

RK Team Total Points Previous Points +/-
51 Côte d'Ivoire 1433.38 1449.95 -16.57
52 Republic of Ireland 1426.26 1436.31 -10.05
53 Saudi Arabia 1421.46 1421.46 0.00
54 Finland 1419.47 1405.31 14.16
55 Burkina Faso 1419.18 1433.91 -14.73
56 Venezuela 1417.23 1410.47 6.76
57 Panama 1399.23 1399.23 0.00
58 Qatar 1393.52 1388.61 4.91
59 Ghana 1391.13 1396.01 -4.88
60 Slovenia 1391.04 1398.47 -7.43
61 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1381.1 1403.04 -21.94
62 South Africa 1369.49 1350.08 19.41
63 Jamaica 1367.83 1381.87 -14.04
64 Northern Ireland 1361.17 1385.93 -24.76
65 Albania 1357.39 1344.95 12.44
66 Cabo Verde 1354.65 1337.05 17.60
67 Iceland 1352.98 1369.03 -16.05
68 North Macedonia 1350.53 1363.07 -12.54
69 Congo DR 1350.11 1338.61 11.50
70 Iraq 1345.21 1347.84 -2.63
71 Montenegro 1343.45 1343.28 0.17
72 United Arab Emirates 1336.28 1336.28 0.00
73 Oman 1332.45 1333.54 -1.09
74 Uzbekistan 1327.58 1318.36 9.22
75 Israel 1323.81 1307.41 16.40
76 El Salvador 1317.64 1318.3 -0.66
77 Bulgaria 1315.48 1315.74 -0.26
78 Georgia 1312.8 1311.51 1.29
79 China PR 1304.78 1297.98 6.80
80 Guinea 1296.75 1305.92 -9.17
81 Honduras 1296.42 1300.38 -3.96
82 Jordan 1296.26 1293.26 3.00
83 Bolivia 1295.09 1296.42 -1.33
84 Zambia 1290.2 1280.52 9.68
85 Gabon 1285.25 1296.74 -11.49
86 Bahrain 1282.05 1282.05 0.00
87 Haiti 1275.96 1275.96 0.00
88 Curaçao 1267.87 1272.26 -4.39
89 Luxembourg 1262.72 1245.78 16.94
90 Armenia 1252.6 1224.08 28.52
91 Equatorial Guinea 1251.83 1232.78 19.05
92 Uganda 1250.32 1257.3 -6.98
93 Benin 1248.13 1240.45 7.68
94 Syria 1241.62 1246.75 -5.13
95 Vietnam 1238.23 1229.69 8.54
96 Palestine 1233.02 1239.19 -6.17
97 Kyrgyz Republic 1224.8 1225.44 -0.64
98 Belarus 1212.28 1210.17 2.11
99 Mauritania 1205.18 1194.28 10.90
100 India 1204.9 1200.66 4.24
Indian Footballers Fifa Indian Football Football Lallianzuala Chhangte Sahal Samad Igor Stimac Sunil Chhetri