Indian senior men’s football team has climbed to the 100th spot in the latest FIFA Men’s Football Rankings
Indian elderly men’s football platoon has climbed to the 100th spot in the rearmost FIFA Men’s Football Rankings. The Twitter handle of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) participated this news with the suckers.” India move up to in the rearmost FIFA Men’s World Ranking Steadily we rise Indian Football.”
In the rearmost FIFA Rankings issued on June 29, India is at number 100 with1204.90 points.
India lately won their alternate Intercontinental Cup title, defeating Lebanon by 2- 0 in the title clash on June 18 in Bhubaneswar.
The Maldives, ranked 154 in the FIFA Men’s rankings, were hoping to punch above its weight by winning against Lebanon, whom they’ve no way beaten in preliminarily.
Having formerly sealed their last- four situation, Lebanon head trainer Aleksandar Ilic rested a many of his regular players including Karim Darwich.
Lebanon started the match on a positive note, keeping plenitude of possession and trying to stretch the Maldives defence.
The impasse was eventually broken when Lebanon was awarded a free kick a many metres outside the penalty box.
Maatouk stepped up to coil in a right- footed shot past Maldives custodian Hussain Shareef.
Hussain was left wrong- footed after Hassan’s shot took a deviation and went by.
The Maldives defence were floundering to manage with Lebanon’s constant swell during this spell.
Hassan Maatouk combined well with Mohamad Sadek and Zein Al Abidine Farran to produce annihilation in the rival area.
Moments after the first thing, Lebanon squandered a golden occasion to extend their lead when Mohamad Sadek missed from a close range. He shot well over the bar following Zein Al Abidine Farran’s brilliant pass from the right.
Farran created another occasion for Lebanon as he minced in a cross from the right to find Hassan Maatouk but his title demanded power to beat Hussain Shareef in thing.
Maldives, on the other hand, failed to have a shot on target and Lebanon goalkeeper Mehdi Khalil was no way tested.
Lebanon tried to extend their lead in the alternate half and had it not been for Hussain Shareef under the bar, the Maldives would have conceded a many further pretensions.
He saved two brilliant attempts from Ali Al Haj in the alternate half to keep the Maldives in the game.
The Maldives finished their SAFF Championship crusade with only one palm in three matches.
India will square off against Lebanon in the semifinal of the South Asian Football Federation( SAFF) Championship on July 1 in Bengaluru. India has preliminarily won this competition eight times in the times 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2021. It’s the most successful platoon in the history of this competition.
Specially, FIFA World Cup 2022 winners Argentina are the top- ranked platoon with 1843.73 points followed by France and Brazil. England rose by one place to reach the fourth place while Belgium slipped down by one place to reach the fifth spot. The 2023 UEFA Nations League runners- up Croatia rose by one place to reach the sixth spot while the Netherlands slipped to seventh.
Italy (eighth spot), Portugal( ninth spot) and 2023 UEFA Nations League winners Spain( 10th spot) have retained their separate positions. Know More Football News…