FIFA ranking: Bhutan is now a better squad than Nepal

Kathmandu, April 6

Bhutan, considered the weakest squad in South Asia, have been ranked higher that Nepal in the latest FIFA world rankings.

According to the rankings, made public on Thursday, Bhutan has climbed 13 spots to claim the 164th spot while Nepal has retained its 170th place.

Oman had drubbed Bhutan 14-0 and the Phillipines beat Nepal 3-1 in the AFC Cup qualifiers in March. However, the rankings do not include the two matches. The two matches are to be included in next month’s ranking.

Meanwhile India has taken the biggest leap in rankings in South Asia. The Indian squad jumped 31 spots to reach the 101st position. Afghanistan are ranked 153, Bangladesh 193 and Sri Lanka 197.

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