May 5, 2017
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FIFA Rankings: India break into top 100 after 21 years

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The Indian football team has jumped up a place to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in over two decades in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

For the first time in 21 years and only the sixth time after Independence, the national football team has found a place in the top-100 of FIFA rankings.

This is India’s best-ever FIFA ranking since April 1996 when they were also ranked 100.

India’s highest FIFA Ranking till date has been 94, achieved in February 1996.

India, meanwhile, retained 11th spot in AFC. Historic wins including a 1-0 victory over Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers — the first ever win in Myanmar in over 64 years, and first ever win in an away encounter in over a decade when they defeated Cambodia 3-2 in an International Friendly have propelled the national team to the rise in the ranking table.

One more victory against an international side — 4-1 win over South American opponent Puerto Rico — added another feather to India’s cap.

The national team has secured victories in 11 of their last 13 matches, scoring 31 goals in the process.

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