New Delhi: The Indian football team dropped two spots to be placed 162nd in the latest FIFA rankings released by the sport's apex body today.
India currently have 142 points. India ended the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on a disappointing note with seven losses in eight matches, ending their campaign with a 1-2 loss against Turkmenistan. Iran (42) made a leap of two places to be the highest ranked Asian nation, followed by Australia (50) and South Korea (56).
India's Sunil Chettri fights Andranik Teymourian of Iran vie for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru in September 2015. Iran won the match by 3-0. Pic/PTI
Argentina took over from Belgium at the top of the rankings. World champions Germany slipped to fifth and Copa America winners Chile move up to third -- their highest ranking.
Colombia moved up to the fourth place but Spain were down to sixth, just ahead of Brazil and Portugal.
England slipped to 10th with Uruguay jumping above them into the top 10 at the expense of 11th placed Austria.