Thursday, May 23

Nepal slumps in FIFA ranking

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Nepal has dropped eight spots in the FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday. Nepal is currently ranked 176th in the FIFA ranking.

Prior to this, Nepal was ranked 168th. Nepal had lost three of its matches recently during the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kuwait. On the occasion, Nepal suffered losses to hosts Kuwait, Jordan and Indonesia. During the qualifiers, Nepal had conceded 13 goals and had scored a single goal. This resulted in the slump in Nepal’s ranking.

India tops the ranking among South Asian countries. India improved two positions in the ranking and climbed to 104th. Maldives are ranked above Nepal among South Asian nations at 156th position. Bhutan trails Nepal with its ranking of 186th followed by Bangladesh (192), Pakistan (196) and Sri Lanka (207).

Brazil tops the world ranking followed by Belgium and Argentina. France dropped on spot to the fourth position due to its poor performance in the Nations League. England is fifth while Spain is sixth. Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark complete the top ten. Germany is currently ranked 11th.

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