India up four places to 144th in FIFA rankings

Updated: 12 November 2008 14:04 IST

India continued its upward movement in the FIFA charts besides managing to break into the top 20 among Asian countries in the latest rankings.

India up four places to 144th in FIFA rankings

New Delhi:

India continued its upward movement in the FIFA charts besides managing to break into the top 20 among Asian countries in the latest rankings.

India gained four places from their October ratings and are now ranked 144 having tallied 174 points. They are also ranked 20th in Asia despite the national team not having played a single match in this past month.

European champions Spain continue to lead the FIFA charts while Germany moved up one spot to second eclipsing Italy, who slipped to third.

Five-time world champions Brazil, too, lost a place and are down to fifth behind the Netherlands.

Argentina follow Brazil while Croatia, Russia and Czech republic fill the slots from seventh to ninth.

Portugal remain static at 10th position and share it with England, who gained four places.

Topics : Football France Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland Federation Internationale de Football Association
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