Indian football team ranked 105 in FIFA rankings at the end of 2017

India began the year at 129th spot and broke into top 100 by occupying 96th – the second best ever after the 94th of February 1996 – in July.

PTI December 21, 2017 19:07:31 IST
Indian football team ranked 105 in FIFA rankings at the end of 2017

New Delhi: The Indian men's football ended the year at 105th spot in the FIFA rankings, unchanged from last month, released on Thursday.

Indian football team ranked 105 in FIFA rankings at the end of 2017

File image of the Indian football players. AP

The team, which did not play any international match in this ranking period, has 320 points to its kitty.

India began the year at 129th spot and broke into top 100 by occupying 96th – the second best ever after the 94th of February 1996 – in July.

Among Asian countries, the Indian team is in the 15th spot, just below Qatar, but ahead of the likes of Jordan, Bahrain and North Korea.

Iran (overall 32nd) leads the rankings among Asian countries, followed by Australia (38th) and Japan (57th).

World champions Germany ended on top to be FIFA's 'Team of the Year', followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile.

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