Earlier in the day, the latest FIFA ‘Coca Cola’ Men’s World Ranking were released by the world football governing body and in the February 2017 rankings, India dropped a spot to be in 130th position behind Suriname and ahead of Dominican Republic.
India have 243 points, the same as last month but they also drop a spot in 20th position in the Asian (AFC) rankings.
At the moment India has no matches lined-up for the next month, so the friendly against Combodia and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in March 2017 are India’s next international matches.
In South Asia, India remain in top spot ahead of Maldives (140th),
Afghanistan (151st), Nepal (173rd), Bhutan (177th), Bangladesh (190th), Sri Lanka (196th) and Pakistan (198th).
There were no changes in the top 5. Argentina stay in top position with 1,635 points, ahead of Brazil (1,529 pts), FIFA World Cup winners Germany (1,433 pts), Copa America winners Chile (1,386 pts) and Belgium (1,371 pts), who complete the top five.