Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Ghana maintains spot as Tunisia tops Africa

Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Ghana maintains spot as Tunisia tops Africa

Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Ghana maintains spot as Tunisia tops Africa

The world football governing body, FIFA, released the first ranking for 2018 on Thursday which has seen the Flames moving from 125 to position 124. India's rating points increased by 13 as their total now stands at 333.

They had also confirmed their berth in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 after snatching a 4-1 victory against Macau in the qualifiers in October past year. The results boosted the team's position in the overall rankings.

In the latest FIFA rankings, the first of the year 2018, the Indian national football team got a small boost as they jumped three places to be ranked 102nd in the world.

The current frontrunners in FIFA's top-ten rankings are reigning World Champions Germany (1,602 points), followed by Brazil (1,488), Portugal (1,358), Argentina (1,348), Belgium (1,325), Spain (1,231), Poland (1,209), Switzerland (1,190), France (1,183) and Chile (1,147).

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India started the year ranked 102nd in the Federation Internationale de Football Association men's rankings, up three places from their December 2017 spot. South Korea were the world's 37th-ranked team one year ago, reports Yonhap news agency.

The Black Stars' last assignment was a 1-1 home draw with Egypt in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying in November.

They are followed by Australia who have climbed a couple of rungs to the 36th spot while Japan rose one step to the 56th position.

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