The Indian national football team have climbed three places in the latest update of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday. The Blue Tigers have once again moved in the top 100 of the rankings, settling in at the 99th spot along with Libya.
Stephen Constantine’s men have gained six points from their February rating points (333) to make the three-spot leap. Having already qualified to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE, the side are set to take on Kyrgyz Republic in their final Group A qualifier on March 27.
After being ranked 14th in the Asian confederation in February, India have made a one-spot leap in that regard while Iran continue to lead the way in the continent.
Overall, Germany remained perched at the top of the rankings pile with the top 10 more or less remaining the same. The only change saw Poland climb one spot to join Spain in the sixth position.
Andorra made the biggest gain in March, climbing seven spots to the 130th rank while Azerbaijan dropped eight spots to the 127th position. There were also big losses for Asia’s Saudi Arabia (69) and Lebanon (87) who both lost five places in the latest rankings.