India jump three places to 102nd spot in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings


On continental level, the Black Stars still hold the eighth position in Africa, ahead of the Super Eagles and Algeria (57).

In the latest FIFA rankings, the first of the year 2018, the Indian national football team got a small boost as they jumped three places to be ranked 102nd in the world. They are among the five African nations that qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The next edition of FIFA's ranking list is due to be published on February 15, 2018.

Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Congo DR are the top five teams in Africa in that order.

The top and foremost 14 positions did not see any change with reigning World Champions Germany at pole position.

Germany, one of South Korea's Group F opponents at the World Cup in Russian Federation, stayed at No.1.

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Croatia and Iceland were the only climbers in the top 20, with the former moving to 15th, above England and Mexico, and the latter climbing to 20th, above the Netherlands and Uruguay.

Meanwhile the top thirteen in the world remain unchanged with German leading the way followed by Brazil.

The German Coach said he will be transparent in the final squad selection for the World Cup stating that there won't be any anointed player in his squad.

Armenia have played no games since the previous standings.

Rohr will lead Nigeria to a sixth appearance at the tournament with 23 players.