Harambee Stars inches closer to top 100 in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

20 January, 2018, 04:26 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • India rise 3 places to occupy 102nd spot in FIFA rankings

Team India also broke into Top 100 last year in May for the first time in 21 years when they were placed at the 100th spot along with Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia.

Coached by Englishman Stephen Constantine, the Sunil Chhetri-led side are now standing just above 103rd-placed Qatar.

The Armenian team last played two friendly matches against Belarus and Cyprus in November 2017, winning both with a score of 4:1 and 3:2, respectively.

Their next opponents in AFC Asian Cup qualification, the Kyryz Republic lie in the 116th position.

The current frontrunners in FIFA's top-ten rankings are reigning World Champions Germany (1,602 points), followed by Brazil (1,488), Portugal (1,358), Argentina (1,348), Belgium (1,325), Spain (1,231), Poland (1,209), Switzerland (1,190), France (1,183) and Chile (1,147).

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Armenia's standing in the latest FIFA ranking remained unchanged at the 90th spot for the fourth month in a row as the federation released the new list on Thursday, January 18.

Meanwhile, Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco will be representing Africa in this year's FIFA World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Russian Federation.

Iran fell two spots to No.34, but remained the top-ranked Asian team. They are followed by Australia who has climbed a couple of rungs to the 36th spot while Japan rose one step to the 56th position.

South Korea, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, will open pre-World Cup training camp in Antalya, Turkey, next week.

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