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Indian football team drop one spot to 97th in latest FIFA rankings

10 August 2017

Australia remain in 45th spot after the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings were released today.

The downward movement in the rankings came as India did not play a single worldwide match in last one month.

National teams around the globe are now in the qualifying stage, battling for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while Russian Federation as the host nation has been already guaranteed a berth in the world's main quadrennial football event. India still have 341 rating points, with no change from their last month tally. The Canadian football team had jumped five spots to 95th following their performances in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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India will play a tri-nation tournament featuring Mauritius and St Kitts and Nevis this month before their all-important AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier in Macau in September.

Among the best global teams, Brazil wrested the top spot from Germany, pushing the reigning World Cup champions to second place.

When Stephen Constantine had taken over, the Indian football team was ranked at 171st spot.

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Egypt are the highest ranked African team in 24th place, while Bafana Bafana dropped two places to 66th.

Japan have climbed two spots to be the second best in Asia at 44 while current Asia Cup champions Australia hold on to the 45th position.

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Indian football team drop one spot to 97th in latest FIFA rankings