India drop one spot to 169 in the FIFA Rankings
The India national football team has dropped one place to 169 in the FIFA Rankings after the latest release on Wednesday. India lost to Singapore 0-2 in an away international friendly in October and thus failed to earn any points.
India however remain 31st in Asia but have equalled their worst ever ranking as they were 169th in September also.
Maldives are the highest ranked South Asian nation at 160 while Afghanistan are 167th. India are actually joint 169th with Nepal.
Wim Koevermans’ side will be up against Yemen in a home friendly in Guwahati on November 14. Yemen have dropped five spots but are still higher ranked than India at 162 and are 26th in the continent.
This is Yemen’s lowest-ever placing in the FIFA Rankings with their previous worst ranking being 160 back in 2000.
India would be hopeful of a win on home soil against Yemen but even a victory is unlikely to see a significant increase in their ranking, which will next be released on December 19.