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India climb a rung to 168th in FIFA rankings

October 04, 2012 14:59 IST

The Indian football team moved a place up to 168 in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday.

India, who last month won a hat-trick of Nehru Cup titles, have 114 points.

Reigning world champions and Euro 2012 winners Spain continued to top the table with 1611 points even as five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil slumped to a lowly 14th.

Germany remained static in the second spot with 1459 points while Portugal moved a place up to third with 1259 points.

Argentina, who made a leap of three places, and England, who went down two rungs, complete the top-5.

Nehru Cup participants, Afghanistan, were two places above India at 166th, while neighbours Bangladesh and Pakistan were 169th and 177th, respectively.

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