The Indian men’s national football team has risen to position 100 in the most recent FIFA world rankings, surpassing groups like Lebanon and New Zealand in the process. After dropping from 96th place in 2018. The Indian men’s football team finally made it into the top 100 club five years later. India, which has already defeated Pakistan and Nepal in group play, will play Lebanon in the tournament’s semi-final on Saturday.
The Indian men’s football squad scored a total of 1204.9 points to place 100th overall. The Indian men’s football team now holds the fourth-best ranking in its history. In 1996, 99th in 1993, and 96th in 2017 to 2018, the team’s ranking improved.
Argentina on Top
Lionel Messi’s Argentina is on the top rankings. If we discuss the greatest performers, the FIFA 2022 champions The winner is Argentina, and France, the runner-up, is in second place. The next three teams on the list are from Brazil, England, and Belgium. Croatia is ranked sixth, followed by the Netherlands, Italy, and Portugal and Spain for the final two positions in the top 10.
After reclaiming the top spot after three months, Argentina continues to dominate the chart. La Albiceleste’s most recent victories over Australia and Indonesia have also contributed to their continued dominance. The world champions are in front of France and Brazil in the top three positions, which have remained the same.
In the FIFA rankings, Pakistan ranks among the bottom teams at position 201. In recent games and competitions, the Pakistani squad has put on extremely poor performances. When compared to the Indian team. Other South Asian football teams are likewise far behind India, with Bangladesh at 192, Nepal at 175 and Sri Lanka at 207.
India in SAFF
The improvement in the FIFA rankings will give India more self-assurance before the vital South Asia Football Federation semifinals on July 1. Lebanon, who is currently rated 102 in the FIFA world rankings, will be India’s opponent.
The semi-final game between India and the SAFF will take place in Bengaluru, and India will be trying to maintain their advantage over the SAFF. With the exception of 2003, India has competed in every tournament final since 1993. The Indian men’s football team has won the tournament eight times in total and is now performing remarkably well in their quest for a ninth crown.