The Indian football team has jumped up a place to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in over two decades in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.
India, with a total of 331 points, have climbed a spot and are now placed 100th alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia.
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.
India’s recent rise in the international footballing ladder has been propelled by wins over Cambodia and Myanmar, both being away ties.
Under coach Stephen Constantine the Indian team has improved considerably. Stephen Constantine’s men next face Lebanon (137th) in a friendly on 7th June before taking on the Kyrgyz Republic (127th) at home in their third round 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier Group A game on 12th June.