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India rise to 150th position in FIFA rankings

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:40pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

  • Sunil Chettri (R) holds the national flag as he celebrates with teammates after victory over Syria in the final of The Nehru Cup in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 dna Research & Archives

It was a good day for India as it moved moved up one spot to 150 as per the latest release of FIFA rankings that came out on Thursday. Indian now shares They now share that spot with European club Malta and stand at 26th in the Asian Rankings.

The South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) Championship 2013 runners-up played on March 5, to come from behind to hold lower-ranked neighbours Bangladesh 2-2 at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

Involved in a seesaw India had dropped to 154th in June only to rise again to 151st in July. In the subcontinent they remained third behind Maldives, and 2013 SAFF winners Afghanistan are placed at 145th and 129th position respectively.

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