The Indian football team remains on 105 in the latest men’s rankings released by FIFA. India also maintained their 19th spot among Asian countries. India was ranked 105 in April as well but has not played any matches since the last international break.
Igor Stimac’s side will lock horns with Qatar, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in the remaining matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in June which could see India’s ranking change.
Belgium is currently top of the FIFA rankings as they look to win the first trophy with the golden generation this summer. World Champions France is second in the list, followed by Brazil in the third position. Europe will also see its share of action, with UEFA EURO 2020 running from 11 June to 11 July. Across the Atlantic, Copa America will keep CONMEBOL’s sides busy, while their Concacaf counterparts have the Gold Cup glory to chase. With a total of 26 national teams in those two tournaments alone, there is bound to be considerable movement in the next edition of FIFA rankings.
FIFA adopted a new model of ranking teams in August 2018 after approval by the FIFA Council. This new version developed by FIFA was named “SUM” as it relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the World Ranking.
Points that are added or subtracted are partially determined by the relative strength of the two opponents, including the logical expectation that teams higher in the ranking should fare better against teams lower in the ranking. In the current editions of rankings, the top 10 teams remain the same.
Top 10 Men’s Team
- Belgium- 1783.38
- France- 1757.3
- Brazil- 1742.65
- England- 1686.78
- Portugal- 1666.12
- Spain- 1648.13
- Italy- 1642.06
- Argentina- 1641.95
- Uruguay- 1639.08
- Denmark- 1631.55
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