Brazil takes over top spot from Argentina in FIFA rankings


Germany lie in third while Chile and Columbia follow. Also, India play a low number of global games, so it should come as no surprise that the rankings have worked out for them. "I've just had a look at the updated rankings put out by Federation Internationale de Football Association, and "very happy" is the simplest but most honest way to describe how I feel about being placed at 101", he gushed.

India have now won 11 of their last 13 games, scoring a total of 31 goals.

France was sixth, Belgium seventh, Portugal eighth, Switzerland ninth, Spain 10th and Poland 11th.

India narrowly defeated Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 1-0.

They are completely embarrassing the CONMEBOL region in World Cup qualifying by routing their competition on the way to becoming the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup last month.

Recent wins over Uruguay and Paraguay in the qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russian Federation have secured their return to the top of the table.

While the Indian football team achieved its best-ever FIFA ranking in over two decades as it jumped to 101, captain of the blue tigers, Sunil Chhetri, is still not satisfied and wants his team to strive more.

The new rankings highlight the rapid incline in Brazil's fortunes under new head coach Tite, who replaced Dunga in June 2016 after the national team's poor performance at the Copa America Centenario. Meanwhile, Peru (17, plus 1), Curaçao (70, plus 4), Swaziland (88, plus 10), and Papua New Guinea (156, plus 14) also registered new personal bests. The United States climbed seven to No. 23.

Sweden were the biggest movers in the top 50, rising 11 spots to 34.