The Indian males’s nationwide soccer group has climbed as much as the a hundredth rank on FIFA’s newest world rankings surpassing groups like Lebanon and New Zealand to attain the feat. That is after 5 years that the Indian males’s soccer group entered the highest 100 membership after slipping away from the 96th place in 2018.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina on high
If we discuss concerning the desk toppers, FIFA 2022 champions Argentina is on high, and the runners-up France is in second place. Brazil, England, and Belgium are the following three groups on the checklist. On quantity sixth is Croatia, then the Netherlands, Italy on eighth, and the final two spots within the high 10 are with Portugal and Spain.
Pakistan is ranked 201, among the many final groups within the FIFA rankings. Different South Asian soccer groups are additionally method beneath India like Sri Lanka is ranked 207, Bangladesh at 192, and Nepal at 175.
India vs Lebanon in SAFF semi-finals
The improve in FIFA rankings will come as a confidence increase for India earlier than the essential semi-finals of the South Asia Soccer Federation on 1 July. India might be going in opposition to Lebanon which is ranked 102 within the FIFA world rankings.
India might be hoping to proceed their dominance over the SAFF within the semi-finals which might be performed in Bengaluru. Since 1993, India has entered all finals of the event besides in 2003. The Indian males’s soccer group has gained the championship file 8 instances and is doing exceptionally properly within the seek for their ninth title.
Up to date: 29 Jun 2023, 04:45 PM IST