Nepal climbed 12 position higher in the new FIFA ranking. Nepal was previously 148 and the newest ranking has taken them to 136. This will certainly be a positive news since last time they were humiliated by Jordan. May be Nepal will take some encouragement from this news along with the support of home fans they can get better results this Thursday.
Nepal is now highest ranked South Asian team with Bangladesh and India following on 147 and 153 respectively. Bangladesh has climbed 16 spots above while India has fallen 6 position below from their previous ranking. Nepal higher position is due to their previous results against East Timor despite losing against Jordan. Likewise Nepal ranks 20th among Asian countries.