KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal national football team has climbed up a position in the latest FIFA rankings of September on Thursday, while World Cup winner France and semifinalist Belgium are joint-top.
Nepal, who was at the 161st position in the FIFA rankings unveiled on August, improved a position and is at the 160th. Nepal has 1004 points in the ranking table.
Meanwhile, France and Belgium have 1729 points each. In the FIFA rankings unveiled on August, France was top and Belgium was at the second place. Belgium climbed up a place to go joint-top with France.
The FIFA has confirmed that it is the first time in 25 years history that two teams have been joint-top in the FIFA rankings. However, the other teams of top 10 remain unmoved.
Just like the last month, Brazil is third, Croatia is fourth, Uruguay is fifth, England is sixth, Portugal is seventh, Switzerland is eighth, Spain is ninth and Denmark is 10th. Likewise, Argentina is 11th, while Germany, improving three places, is at the 12th rank.
Similarly, in South Asia, India is still at the top at the 97th position, while the Maldives in 151st, Bhutan is 188th, Bangladesh is 193rd, Sri Lanka is 198th and Pakistan is 199th.
Also, in Asia, Iran is at the top of the ladder at the 33rd place, while Australia is 10 places behind at the 43rd. Likewise, Japan is 54th and South Korea is 55th.