Latest FIFA Rankings – India Remain at 108th position while Belgium takes the top spot

Belgium remains at the summit ahead of France and Brazil, who complete the podium, while England and Uruguay continue to occupy fourth and fifth position respectively in the latest FIFA Men’s rankings. In Women’s Ranking USA holds the No 1 spot closely followed by Germany.

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FIFA Men’s Ranking

Indian football team has retained the 108th spot in the latest FIFA rankings as international football has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ranked higher than India, at 107th position is Kenya and Libya at 101st spot.

“Although club football has slowly restarted or been scheduled to restart in various leagues around the world, the spread of COVID-19 remains an obstacle to the staging of international matches. This has again affected the latest FIFA World ranking, which remains unchanged,”

– FIFA

Belgium remains at the summit ahead of France and Brazil, who complete the podium, while England and Uruguay continue to occupy fourth and fifth position respectively. Lying in wait behind them are Croatia and Portugal on sixth and seventh place respectively followed by Spain, Argentina and Colombia.

Outside of the top 10 rankings, 200 other national teams are waiting to get back in action and shake up world football’s hierarchy. The resumption or start of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the respective confederations is awaited with eagerness and should see plenty of movement in the Ranking in the months ahead.

FIFA Women’s Ranking

Unsurprisingly, USA is at the No 1 spot in Women’s Football. Closely followed in 2nd position is Germany while 3rd, 4th and 5th spots are France, Netherlands and Sweden.

India Women’s football has moved by two notches and currently ranked at 55th spot and tied with Ireland. South Africa is right above them at 53rd position.

India’s Next Campaign

The Indian Men’s Team – Blue Tigers are set to host Asian champions Qatar on October 8 in their next 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round game, which would be their first international fixture amid the coronavirus pandemic. India will then take on Bangladesh in an away game on November 12 and play against Afghanistan in the home condition on November 17.

This article was originally published in NewIndianExpress.com


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