Kathmandu March 3– Nepal have climbed three steps up in the latest FIFA ranking announced on Thursday. Nepal now stand on the 185th position with 70 points (69.55) holding an average position of 163. Earlier, Nepal were on the 188th position with 66 points.
Nepal, however, have not played any match that affects its ranking in the last month. Though they played the 12th South Asian Games in February and won the gold medal, the participation did not count for the ranking as the participating team was an under-23 one. In January, Nepal was placed at the lowest position (196) since they were included in the ranking.
Belgium top the chart with 1506 (1505.58) points among 209 countries followed by Argentina with 1457 (1456.62) points and Spain with 1374 (1373.71) points. Among other SAARC countries, Afghanistan stand on 151st position with highest points of 192 (191.5), Maldives on 158th position with 161 (161.16) points, India on 160th position with 142 (142.24) points, Bangladesh on 177th position with 100 (99.65) points, Sri Lanka on 189th position with 62 (62.3) points and Bhutan on 193rd position with 49 (49.04) points.