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According to AIFF president Chaubey, Indian football is aiming for the top 100 FIFA rankings

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Following a five-spot climb in the current FIFA rankings as a result of the recent tri-nation tournament title triumph. All India Football Federation president Kalyan Chaubey stated that the Indian football team’s next goal is to break into the top 100.

FIFA rated India101 after winning an international event in Imphal last month. Which also included Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan and was held under the FIFA timeframe.

“Wins over Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan in the tournament helped India boost their FIFA ranking. While Manipur as a State bared its heart for the beautiful game,” Mr. Chaubey remarked in the current Vision 2047 newsletter from the AIFF.

“Now ranked 101, our next focus is to break the 100 mark and rise further. For that, we will strive and move forward,” he continued.

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Rustam Akramov led India to its highest-ever rating of 94 in February 1996. The country broke into the top 100 in 1993 (99th), 2017, (96th), and 2018. The FIFA ranking system was first implemented in 1992.

Mr. Chaubey was effusive in his praise for Manipur’s football supporters and officials. For “embracing” international football so enthusiastically during the tri-nation competition.

“India’s football factory Manipur embraced international football in style … the Blue Tigers went on to win the tri-nation tournament,” remarked the AIFF president.

“The Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal wore a festive look and was packed with over 30,000 roaring fans much before the kick off of the opening match.” Manipur has seven players on the Indian team for the tri-nation event.

Mr. Chaubey stated that the AIFF has inked a MOU with the Manipur government to develop world-class facilities in the state.

Following a five-spot climb in the current FIFA rankings as a result of the recent tri-nation tournament title triumph. All India Football Federation president Kalyan Chaubey stated that the Indian football team’s next goal is to break into the top 100.

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