Indian National Team drop to 132nd in latest FIFA Rankings

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Ajith Namboothiri
The decrease in the points total for the month was reflected in the ranking taking a tumble of two spots...

The Indian national team has slipped down two places to 132nd in the recently released Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings, published on Thursday, 9th March. 

The Blue Tigers have a total of 233 points, which is 11 lower than their previous month's total, when the board reflected 244 points. 

It must be noted here that Guyana and Niger have moved up five and three places up the table respectively, which has seen India drop two places.

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Amongst the teams from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), India have risen a place to 19th amongst 46 teams, with Iran, ranked 33rd internationally, leading the way. 

Among the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) members, India are comfortably placed the highest. Maldives are now placed 140th while Bangladesh (193), Nepal (170), Bhutan (177), Sri Lanka (197) and Pakistan (198) are ranked much lower.

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India's primary opponents in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Kyrgyzstan have fallen a place to 125th, while Myanmar have plunged 13 places to 172nd. Macau are unchanged from 184th. 

Argentina lead the international standings followed by Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium

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