India retain 105th spot in FIFA world rankings, Germany top
India, who were not slated to play any international fixtures since the previous rankings were released last month, retained their 105th spot in the FIFA world rankings with 320 pointsfootball Updated: Dec 21, 2017 16:58 IST
The Indian men’s national football team remained stagnant on the 105th position while Germany finished first to be named the ‘Team of the Year’ in the FIFA rankings released here on Thursday.
The Sunil Chhetri-led side, who were not slated to play any international fixtures since the previous rankings were released last month, retained their spot with 320 points.
World champions Germany, who qualified to defend their crown in Russia by winning all 10 of their qualifiers and have been unbeaten in 15 matches in 2017, succeed Argentina and Belgium, who were ‘Team of the Year’ in 2016 and 2015, respectively, according to FIFA.
Germany held on to the top spot in a largely unchanged ranking that reflects the fact that just 41 ‘A’ internationals have been played since the previous edition and that few of those involved teams at the top end of the table.
First Published: Dec 21, 2017 16:14 IST