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India climb three spots to 99 in FIFA rankings

India climb three spots to 99 in FIFA rankings

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India climb three spots to 99 in FIFA rankings
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Indian football team jumped three places to 99 in the latest FIFA rankings for the month of February released on Thursday.
The Stephen Constantine-coached side will take on Kyrgyz Republic in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying match on March 27 at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek.
India have already booked their berth in the Asian Cup after a gap of 27 years.
India are yet to play in 2018, having last featured in a 2-2 draw against Myanmar in the return-leg match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group A match last November.
India gained six points from their February rating points (333) to make the three-spot leap.
After being ranked 14th in the Asian confederation in February, India made a one-spot leap in that regard while Iran continues to lead the way in the continent.
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