Indian national team rises to 96th in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings; second highest ever

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 6, 2017

The Indian football team has climbed 4 spots in the latest FIFA rankings to reach 96th spot in a historic feat.

Switzerland moved up four places to fifth, above Poland, whose ranking of sixth is their highest ever.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup is set to get underway on October 6, with the final scheduled for October 28.

India rose to the 96th spot in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, its best-ever in the last two decades and the second best overall. But if we are 93, I would be the happiest man. "We are taking a lot of initiatives but we need the support of CII", he said.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday backed AIFF's expression of interest to host the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in 2019, saying the ministry will always encourage hosting of worldwide tournaments in the country.

Switzerland climbs to No 5 by beating the Faeroe Islands to extend its flawless record in World Cup qualifying, while Poland rises to No 6, above Confederations Cup runner-up Chile.

"This comes as a huge boost ahead of our next AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Macau on September 5, 2017. Coal India has been a strong supporter of Indian sport, and their presence will definitely help in taking the message of football to every corner of our country".

Since March 2015, India have gone up by 77 places due to some scintillating performances. Kudos to the boys, the staff and a big thank you to my colleagues in AIFF for supporting us all throughout. They are also now on an eight-game winning streak.

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