Germany Back at No. 1 in FIFA Rankings; USMNT at No. 28

The Indian football team has dropped 10 places to 107 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Elsewhere, world champions Germany supplanted Brazil to return to the top of the pile, while Australia are down five spots to 50th. In the updated rankings, Northern Ireland have risen three places to 20th.

Earlier this month, Gordon Strachan’s men secured 3-0 and 2-0 victories over Lithuania and Malta respectively in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Egypt remained Africa’s best ranked team and 30th with 866 points in the world ranking.

The rankings made disappointing reading for Asia with only three sides in the top-50 – Iran, Japan and Australia.

Brazil are guaranteed to be seeded, and will be joined by Germany, Argentina and Portugal if they qualify.

Federation Internationale de Football Association said the rankings to be published on 16 October would be used for the draw, which will take place in Moscow on 1 December. Wales climbs back up to 13th place.

After wins against Moldova and Austria in this month’s World Cup qualifying, Wales have moved up five places.

Poland couldn’t hang on to their all-time best fifth slipped to sixth and France, Chile and Colombia fills the top ten list in the world football.

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