Indian football has crawled up one position in the FIFA rankings, the second best ranking for the team in the past three years. Recently, it was announced that India now occupies the 146th place.
Indian football is not exactly the best satta at present. In fact, neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan are much higher up the FIFA ladder than India. On the brighter side, countries such as the People’s Republic of China and Afghanistan are lagging behind.
In April 2012, the Indian football team plummeted to the 165th ranking, but it had occupied its best rank of 94th in February 1996. A satta placed on the team might win only if the team maintains its current form and achieves a position in the top 100 FIFA rankings. The team has been performing very well of late thanks to Wim Koevermans, its Dutch coach.
Currently, the top positions in the FIFA rankings are occupied by countries such as Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, and Netherlands. Brazil, the winner of the Confederations Cup, has rapidly climbed four places to occupy the 9th ranking. But England has fallen down six places to occupy the 15th position, the worst rank it has occupied since the past five years.