Earlier in the day, the latest FIFA ‘Coca Cola’ Men’s World Ranking were released by the world football governing body and in the October rankings, India dropped two spots as 106th position behind Mauritania, but ahead of Niger; while 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalists Belgium stays No. 1.
India have 1201 points, six less than last month and they stay in 19th position of the Asian (AFC) rankings.
In the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, India were held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh in Kolkata, while India next play Afghanistan and Oman in the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers
In South Asia, India remain in top spot ahead of the Maldives (154th), Nepal (167th), Bangladesh (184th), Bhutan (189th), Pakistan (201st) and Sri Lanka (203rd) in what was another mixed month for the region.
There was a change across the top 5. Belgium (1,755 points) stay No. 1, ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup winners France (1,726 pts), 2019 Copa America winners Brazil (1,715 points) and England (1,651 pts), while Uruguay (1,642 pts) gained a spot to complete the top five.