FIFA Rankings: India remains on 105 ahead of World Cup qualifiers
Indian soccer team remains at 105 in latest men’s rankings released by FIFA. India also retained its 19th place among Asian countries. India were also ranked 105 in April, but have not played a game since the last international break.
Igor Stimac’s side will see Qatar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the remaining matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in June, which could see India’s standings change.
Belgium are currently at the top of the FIFA rankings as they seek to win the first trophy with the Golden Generation this summer. France, world champion, is second on the list, followed by Brazil in third position. Europe will also see its share of action, with UEFA EURO 2020 taking place from 11 June to 11 July. Across the Atlantic, the Copa America will keep the CONMEBOL teams busy, while their Concacaf counterparts have the Gold Cup glory to run. With a total of 26 national teams in these two tournaments alone, there is bound to be considerable movement in the next edition of the FIFA rankings.
FIFA adopted a new model for ranking teams in August 2018 after approval by the FIFA Council. This new version developed by FIFA was named “SUM” because it is based on adding / subtracting points won or lost for a match to / from previous point totals rather than the average game point over a period of time as in the version previous in the world ranking.
The points that are added or subtracted are in part determined by the relative strength of the two opponents, including the logical expectation that teams higher in the standings should fare better against teams lower in the standings. In the current editions of the ranking, the top 10 teams remain the same.
Top 10 by men’s team
- Belgium – 1783.38
- France – 1757.3
- Brazil – 1,742.65
- England – 1,686.78
- Portugal – 1666.12
- Spain – 1648.13
- Italy – 1642.06
- Argentina – 1,641.95
- Uruguay – 1639.08
- Denmark – 1631.55