The Men in Blue have gained one place despite not playing at all since their 1-0 defeat to Mayanmar (163) in March. India are ranked above Bangladesh (152), Pakistan (167), Sri Lanka (173) and Nepal (169) among the teams from the sub-continent.
The national team will face Tajikistan in a friendly on August 14. They will then be in action once again when they take on Malaysia (159) in a friendly in September prior to their participation in the SAFF Championships.
Japan are the highest Asian ranked nation at 37th spot followed by Australia at 40 and South Korea at 43.
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