India move up three places in FIFA rankings

Updated: Oct 19, 2011, 21:18 PM IST

New Delhi: India jumped three places to be placed at 163rd in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Wednesday.

India has 115 points in its kitty.

In last month`s list, the country was ranked 163rd, just five places better than India`s all-time lowest - it was ranked 165th in March 2007.

India is now thirteen places above neighbours Pakistan (173) and 17 places ahead of Sri Lanka. is below all the other South Asian countries -- Maldives (143), Bangladesh (145), Sri Lanka (148) and Nepal (156).

World champion Spain heads the list with 1624 points while runner-up The Netherlands is second with 1425.

Germany, Uruguay and Brazil complete the top five.