India up to 163rd in FIFA rankings after SAFF win

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Zurich, Jan 7 (IANS) India moved up three places to the 163rd spot in the FIFA football rankings, released on Thursday, after its SAFF Cup triumph this month.

India defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in the final on January 3 in Thiruvananthapuram to lift the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup for a record-stretching seventh time.

India went unbeaten in the regional tournament, beating Sri Lanka 2-0, Nepal 4-1 in the group stages before overcoming the Maldives 3-2 in the semi-finals.

India have accumulated 139 points, seven more since the last month’s rankings, and are at the 31st spot among Asian countries.

Iran are the top-ranked Asian nation at the 43rd position. South Korea (51) are next, two places over Japan and eight above Australia.

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Globally, Belgium maintained first place, followed by Argentina and Spain.

Germany are fourth, ahead of Chile and Brazil, respectively.

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