Indian football team jumps to 99th place in FIFA rankings, best since 2018 | Football News

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NEW DELHI: The Indian males’s soccer crew on Thursday achieved a major milestone by getting into the sub-100 FIFA rating for the primary time since 2018.
Following their triumph within the SAFF Championship, the crew moved up one spot to occupy the 99th place within the newest FIFA chart issued this week.

Throughout the SAFF Championships held in Bengaluru earlier this month, India showcased spectacular performances, defeating robust groups like Lebanon and Kuwait on penalty shoot-outs within the semifinal and closing matches, respectively.
Because of their victories, Lebanon additionally climbed two locations within the rankings, securing the one hundredth spot, whereas Kuwait moved up by 4 locations, touchdown on the 137th place.
West Asian international locations Lebanon and Kuwait have been invited within the SAFF Championships to make sure robust competitors within the event.
India now have 1208.69 factors.

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India’s greatest FIFA rating was 94th, attained in 1996. The nation had additionally reached 99th spot in 1993 and 96th in 2017 and 2018. It was positioned at one hundredth final month.
Total, world champions Argentina continued to be on the prime, adopted by France, Brazil, England and Belgium.
In Asia, Japan led the chart at twentieth spot, adopted by Iran (22), Australia (27), Korea (28) and Saudi Arabia (54) within the prime 5.
(With PTI Inputs)

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