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Indian football team ends year at 105th in FIFA rankings

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 21, 2017

Among Asian countries, the Indian team is in the 15th spot. File Photo   -  The Hindu

India began the year at 129th spot and broke into top 100 by occupying 96th in July.

The Indian men’s football ended the year at 105th spot in the FIFA rankings, unchanged from last month, released today. 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 - the second best ever after the 94th of February 1996 - in July.

Among Asian countries, the Indian team is in 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 Australia (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.

Published on December 21, 2017
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