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India plunge 10 places to 155 in FIFA rankings

September 12, 2013 21:18 IST

In a major embarrassment, India have dropped a whopping 10 places to sit in 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings, issued on Thursday.

The Indian team before the start of the finalThe FIFA rankings added salt to India's wounds, a day after the country failed to defend its SAFF Cup title, losing 0-2 to Afghanistan in Kathmandu.

India now have 143 points in their kitty.

By virtue of the lone international title, war-torn Afghanistan have climbed up seven places to the 132nd position.

Current World champions Spain continue to lead the FIFA rankings ahead of second-placed Argentina who have jumped two places. Germany have dropped a rung to the third spot, while Italy are placed fourth.

Photograph: AIFF Media