India, who were placed 147th previously, are lying at the 22nd spot among the Asian countries. Iran (41) are the top-ranked Asian team in the latest FIFA rankings, followed by Japan (52) and South Korea (58).

World champions Germany has managed to hold on to the top spot ahead while, at No. 2, Belgium reached their highest position since the launch of FIFA rankings.

World Cup runners-up Argentina are placed third, while five-time world champions Brazil are fifth, a spot below Colombia.

Brazil are followed by the Netherlands (6), Portugal (7), Uruguay (8), France (9) and 2010 World Cup champions Spain (10).

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