Wim Koevermans' side have dropped 10 spots in the last month to feature at the 155th place in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings with the SAFF loss clearly hurting them...
India have dropped 10 ranking spots to be relegated from the 145th to the 155th position in the latest edition of FIFA rankings of August, and have also dropped from 24th to 28th spot in the continent.
The Men in Blue have predictably dropped a massive ten places as they had gone down to Tajikistan (117) by three goals in a friendly before a loss to Nepal and a disappointing draw against Bangladesh culminating with a loss against Afghanistan marked their SAFF Championship.
Among the teams from the subcontinent, Maldives has pipped India as they are now ranked 152 while Afghanistan's upward move has only continued with the Lions of Khorasan moving up 7 places to 132 making them 19th in Asia. India are however still ahead of Nepal (163), Bangladesh (166), Sri Lanka (168) and Pakistan (170).
After rising in the rankings for three straight months without doing anything substantial, India has had a massive drop.
Japan are the highest Asian ranked nation at 42nd spot followed by Iran at 48th and Australia at 53rd. Afghanistan maintain their position as the best among the SAFF nations.
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