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FIFA Rankings: Indian men's team rises to 104th spot, women's team jumps to 56th

By Shgun S -- June 24, 2022 11:17 am -- Updated:June 24, 2022 11:28 am

New Delhi, June 24: The Indian men's senior national football team reaped rewards after their stellar Asian Cup qualification as they gained two spots, moving up from 106th to 104th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Meanwhile, the Indian women's senior national football team too earned fruition, advancing three places up from 59th to 56th.

The Blue Tigers highlighted an excellent performance in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers campaign, leading the Group D in style by securing three out of three wins against Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.

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Chhetri and co. scripted history, as it was India's first-ever back-to-back qualification in the AFC Asian Cup scheduled to be held in 2023. They are now ranked just below New Zealand (103rd), who recently lost their World Cup qualification spot to Costa Rica.

India's position in the AFC rankings, however, has not changed; they currently stand at 19, with Iran at the top of the list.

The Blue Tigresses, on the other hand, won 1-0 matches over Jordan and Egypt earlier this year.

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-PTC News

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