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India jump 11 places in rankings

India jump 11 places in rankings
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The Indian football team achieved their best FIFA ranking in over six years when the side leaped 11 places to be 137th in the list released on Thursday.

Kolkata: The Indian football team achieved their best FIFA ranking in over six years when the side leaped 11 places to be 137th in the list released on Thursday. India, who defeated 114th ranked Puerto Rico in an international friendly in Mumbai in September, garnered 230 points for the month.
In August 2010, India were ranked 13 – their best ever stand in FIFA ranking since then.

National coach Stephen Constantine was delighted by the rise but wasn't willing to read too much into it. India were ranked 171st when Constantine took over as Constantine spoke of the impact the national team has made after focus made on injecting youth into the squad.

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