India equals worst ever in FIFA rankings

Updated: Apr 11, 2012, 20:02 PM IST

New Delhi: India equalled its worst ever FIFA rankings with the country slipping seven slots down in the latest chart to be placed at 165th.

India had a disastrous AFC Challenge Cup campaign last month in Nepal where they lost all their league matches and that saw the country lose 10 points from previous month`s 132 points.

The earlier all-time low after India appeared in the FIFA charts in August 1993 was the 165th from March to May 2007 when Englishman Bob Houghton was the coach.

India`s best ever rankings in FIFA charts – which currently has 204 members -- was the 94th in February 1996.

India now occupy 32nd spot among 46 Asian countries. It`s now below Nepal (149th), Bangladesh (152nd) and Maldives (164th) among South Asian countries.