FIFA rankings: India break into top 100 for first time in 21 years

India.com Sports Desk
The last time India were in the top 100 of the rankings was in 1996, with the 94th spot being the country's best ever FIFA ranking.

Kolkata, May 4: The Indian football team has broken into the top 100 of FIFA rankings for the first time in 21 years.

According to the updated rankings released on Thursday, India have climbed a rung and are placed at the 100th spot along with Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia.

The last time India were in the top 100 of the rankings was in 1996, with the 94th spot being the country’s best ever FIFA ranking.

India’s rise in the rankings has been due to wins over Cambodia and Myanmar, both being away wins.

India will next face Lebanon in an international friendly on June 7, ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying clash against Kyrgyzstan on June 13.

(With IANS inputs)