The Indian national football team has made it into the top 100 of the FIFA world football rankings for the first time in 21 years.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 4, 2017
As according to the recent updated FIFA rankings on May 4, India, with a total of 331 points, have climbed a spot and are now placed 100th alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia.
The Blue Tigers have exhibited an exciting brand of football under coaching of the English man Stephen Constantine, and have gone on a six-match winning streak, defeating the likes of Laos (twice), Bhutan, Puerto Rico, Cambodia, and Mayanmar on their way.
The last time India had been in the top 100 of the rankings was way back in 1996, with the 94th spot in February 1996 being the country’s best ever FIFA ranking.
And now again after 21 year, the Indian national football team has made it into the top 100 of the FIFA world football rankings.
“As long as we keep heading up the ladder I am happy. It points out that we are heading in the right direction. There are major matches ahead and we cannot take things lightly. There’s no place for complacency,” Constantine said after achieving one of the best football ranking since 1996.