KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal has dropped a position in the latest FIFA Rankings of July.
Nepal was earlier in the 165th position in June. Nepal is in the 35th position in the AFC Rankings. Iran leads the AFC chart, and is in the 23rd rank of the FIFA Rankings, while AFC’s second-placed team Japan is in the 33rd place in the FIFA Rankings, while South Korea ranks 37th.
Australia, fourth in the Asian region, is in 46th, and the 2022 World Cup host Qatar is in the fifth position in Asia and in the 62nd place in the overall rankings.
Nepal is third in the South Asian rankings.
India is in the 103rd place in the FIFA Rankings, while Maldives is in the 152nd place. India dropped two places down, while Maldives went down a ranking.
Bangladesh, improving a position, climbed to the 182nd position, while Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in the 186th, 200th and 204th positions respectively.
Belgium stays intact in the top position of the world rankings, while improving a place after its Copa America triumph is in the second place. World champion France dropped a place in the third position, while England has retained its fourth position.
Despite having a disappointing Copa campaign, Uruguay has climbed three places to reach fifth, while Portugal dropped a place down to six despite its UEFA Nations League win.
Facing a place downward, 2018 World Cup runner-up Croatia is in the seventh position, while Colombia improved five places to reach to the eighth. Spain, dropping two places down, and Argentina, retaining its original place, are in the ninth and 10th places respectively.