The Indian Football Team grabbed its second highest ranking ever and best in last 21 years with moving up to 96th spot in the FIFA world ranking released on Thursday, 94th has been the best rank for team India ever. Confederation Cup champion Germany is leading the table. While The national football team is at the 12th highest rank in Asia Continent where Iran is leading the table with 23rd rank. India’s ranking has improved 77 places in the last two years. The team has now won 13 of its last 15 matches and is unbeaten in the last eight games (including the unofficial match against Bhutan).
“I had mentioned that my target was to bring India below 100. I am happy to have played a small part in this process. The present FIFA spot doesn’t mean that we have achieved much. We need to stay focused on the upcoming challenges. It’s difficult to enjoy the moment as a coach. People may be tempted to go crazy with the recent rise in Rankings and the results, but we cannot get carried away” said the coach Stephan Constantine.
While Indian National Football Team Captain Sunil Chhetri on this occasion said that, “We need to build on it and can not be complacent about it. I am happy with what we have done the last couple of years.”
AIFF president congratulates the team “It’s a giant leap of faith for the Indian Football. Two years back we were 173 and we have reached our second best second best FIFA ranking ever. The leap signifies the potential of Indian Football, congratulation to the national team boys, the coach, the staff and all in the AIFF.”
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) July 6, 2017