Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, November 22, 2006
India slipped five places to be 148th while Brazil continues to top the list in the latest FIFA world football rankings released on Thursday.
India, which was 143rd in last month's list, dropped 24 points to slip down the list following its 1-2 defeat to Yemen in Sanaa´ on November 15.
India has 112 points. The country is, by comparison, even below the tiny island nation Mauritius, which is 139th with 151 points.
Maldives, another small island, also is much better placed than India, a country of more than 100 billion people. Maldives is 146th with 115 points.
Brazil tops the list with 1,588 points – an increase of 28 points in the last month – while World Cup winners Italy, which has maintained its second position, has 1,560 – an increase of 20 points.
Former World Cup champions France has moved one place up, to third, and now has 1,551 points.
View the full report from here The official FIFA world Cup Rankings