India enters top 100 in FIFA football ranking for the first time in 21 years

first_imgThe Indian national football team has finally managed to secure the 100th spot and entered the top 100 FIFA rankings. As per the updated FIFA world football rankings, India has cracked into the top 100 after 21 years.India has been placed 100th alongside three other nations — Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia. All four have a total of 331 points. After 21 years, India ranked 100 in the FIFA Rankings – onward and upward we go! #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball #AsianDream pic.twitter.com/tKti8nvjtD- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 4, 2017In April 2017, India ranked 101st in the FIFA rankings but with recent wins over Cambodia and Myanmar, India climbed up a spot to make it in the top 100.The Indian national football team has come a long way from being 173rd in March 2015. India’s best ever FIFA ranking has been 94, back in the year 1996.Here is the current Coaching Staff:The Head coach is Stephen Constantine from EnglandThe Assistant coach is Shanmugam Venkatesh from IndiaThe Goalkeeping coach is Rogerio Ramos from BrazilThe Sports Scientist is Danny Deigan from AustraliaThe AIFF Technical Director is Savio Medeira from IndiaAchievements of Indian football team in recent times:2016 was a great year for Indian footballThe Indian team won the SAFF championship this yearIndian team beat Puerto Rico (4-1), which was ranked at the 114th positionIt was the first time an Indian club played the AFC cup finalAfter a run of six consecutive victories from June 2016 to April 2017, India moved up to the top 100 in the FIFA rankingsIndia’s journey in the World CupIndia qualified only in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, but did not participate in the event. The team withdrew from the event as it could not affordthe cost of travelling to Brazil and were not allowed to play barefoot like they wished to.advertisementIndia might have a chance to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. More on that here.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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