Nepal move six places up in FIFA ranking

Kathmandu, January 12

Nepal moved six places up to 175th in the FIFA rankings release today by the world football governing body.

Nepal, who improved five spots from 181 in November after the national team won the AFC Solidarity Cup, leapfrogged Bhutan in the latest ranking.

Nepal, who hit their all-time low dropping down to 196 in 2015, are at the fourth position in South Asia. India — who also moved six places up — continue to lead in the region with the overall raking of 129, while the Maldives improved nine spots to jump to second at 145 after Afghanistan dropped five places down to 151. Bangladesh (190), Sri Lanka (196) and Pakistan (197) are behind Bhutan. Argentina stayed atop in the rankings ahead of arch rivals Brazil.