Nepal climbs one position in FIFA rankings after Three Nations Cup 2023: A look at South Asia’s current rankings

Nepal’s national football team has recently climbed up one position in the latest FIFA rankings after participating in the Three Nations Cup 2023. The team now sits at the 174th position in the rankings. In this tournament, Nepal played two matches against Laos and Bhutan, respectively. Nepal secured a victory against Laos with a 2-0 scoreline, while their match against Bhutan resulted in a 1-1 draw. Although the final match, which Nepal won 2-1, was not counted in the FIFA rankings as it was out of the match calendar and not considered an international match.

The new head coach of the Nepal national team, Vincenzo Alberto Annese, will now have a challenging task ahead of him to improve the team’s performance in future tournaments. Nepal is scheduled to participate in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) in June 2023. Nepal will be hoping to make a mark under Annese’s guidance.

In South Asia, India currently leads the rankings with a 101st position. Similarly, Maldives at 154th, Nepal at 174th, Bhutan at 185th, Bangladesh at 192nd, Pakistan at 195th, and Sri Lanka at 207th.

Here is a current FIFA ranking table for the South Asian countries:

  1. India – 101
  2. Maldives – 154
  3. Nepal – 174
  4. Bhutan – 185
  5. Bangladesh – 192
  6. Pakistan – 195
  7. Sri Lanka – 207

New head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese set to lead Nepal national team in upcoming SAFF tournament

With the new coach in place, Nepal has a chance to build on this success and reach new heights in international football. The SAFF tournament will provide an excellent opportunity for the team to display its potential and compete against some of the best teams in the region.

Nepal’s national football team will be looking forward to taking on new challenges and making its mark in the world of international football.

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