The teams of the member nations of FIFA, football's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.
The rankings were introduced in December 1992, and seven teams (Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) have held the top position, of which Brazil have spent longest ranked first.
Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team's performance over the last four years, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team.
Spain and Germany have been occupying top slot since 1994 except for 2001 (France) and 2007 (Argentina).
Where Are We
India is ranked 154 based on the current FIFA rankings. India was held 2-2 by Bangladesh in their last match.
They Are Also There
209 teams have been ranked by FIFA ; and Bhutan, San Marino and Turks & Caicos Islands all share the rank of 207 and occupy the bottom slots in the FIFA ranking.
The 12, 11, 10 and 9 spots are held by Greece, Belgium, England and Italy Respectively.
Others In The List
Colombia, Uruguay, Switzerland and Argentina occupy 8th, 7th, 6th and 5th spot respectively.
The Top 5
Germany (1300 points), Brazil (1242 points) and Portugal (1189 points) occupy 2, 3 and 4th spots in the latest FIFA rankings.
And The Chart Topper Is...
The top slot is earned and enjoyed by Spain with 1485 points and they have been the top ranking team since 2008!