India slip one place to 130 in latest Fifa rankings, Argentina remain top
Indian football team slipped one place to be at 130th in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday.
New Delhi: Indian football team slipped one place to be at 130th in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday.
Despite not playing any international match during the past month, India gained one aggregate point -- 244 as against 233 last month -- by virtue of one earlier game falling out of the four year period considered for the rankings.
Still, India lost one spot to be placed between Surinam (129th) and Dominican Republic (131st). India are now ranked 20th among the Asian countries.
Iran continued to lead the chart of Asian countries at 32nd, followed by South Korea (39th), Japan (52nd), Australia (54th) and Saudi Arabia (56th).
In overall rankings, Argentina are on top, followed by Brazil, Germany, Chile, Belgium.
The group of junior players and their coaches and families had tried to escape the country last month but a devastating bomb attack at Kabul airport left them stranded, someone close to the team told AFP.
While Goa maintained a 100 percent win record after two games, Sudeva have now gone down in both of theirs and are out of reckoning.
Goals from Alberto Noguera (35') and Devendra Dhaku Murgaokar (59') sealed the deal for the Gaurs on a rainy afternoon even as Army Green squandered many opportunities.