India climb to 102nd rank — Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Iran drops two place at FIFA ranking

Coached by Englishman Stephen Constantine, the Sunil Chhetri-led side are now standing just above 103rd-placed Qatar.

In the latest FIFA rankings, the first of the year 2018, the Indian national football team got a small boost as they jumped three places to be ranked 102nd in the world.

India are now at the 102nd spot, just above Qatar and rank 14th among Asian countries.

The Indians remained unbeaten in 2017, having won seven of their nine matches while two ended in draws.

Uganda's improvement comes after they finished third in the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and also managed a 1-1 draw against Guinea in an worldwide friendly early this month.


While Germany continues to dominate the nations, Brazil remains in the second place while Portugal is in third.

Meanwhile, Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco will be representing Africa in this year's FIFA World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Russian Federation. Iran is the top-ranked team in Asian at the 34th spot.

But the Super Eagles' two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland, moved up two places. Mexico slipped one spot to 17th, while Sweden remained at 18th. During their two-week training, South Korea are scheduled to play friendly matches with Moldova, Jamaica and Latvia.

Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 10 current highest ranked nations, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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