As per the updated FIFA world football rankings, the Indian national football has managed to secure the 96th spot moving up four places. Earlier, India was placed at the 100th position. This is the best ranking secured by India in 21 years. India had ranked 101st in the FIFA rankings for April. The current ranking is far better off than the 173rd rank secured in March 2015. Since the beginning of the world ranking system,India has been averaging at the 134th rank. In 1996, India managed to secure the 94th spot. Till date, it remains the country’s best ever FIFA ranking.
At present, Germany leads the rankings. Germany is followed by Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, and Switzerland in the rankings. Among Asian countries, Iran leads at No. 23.
The FIFA World Rankings ranks the men’s national teams in association football. The rankings were first introduced in 1992. The teams are ranked based on their game results of all FIFA-recognised full international matches. The teams are ranked based on its performance over the last four years. The rankings are currently led by Germany. The teams like Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain have also held top positions previously.