The Blue Tigers are placed just below New Zealand (103rd), who missed out on a 2022 FIFA World Cup spot after losing to Costa Rica 0-1 in the intercontinental play-off earlier this month.
Indian team head coach Igor Stimac refused to read much into their higher ranking on the eve of the Asian Cup Qualifiers, saying it doesn't matter in present day football.
The 37-year-old Chhetri last played for India during their 3-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championships final in October but since then was sidelined due to injuries.
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The legends will be part of various activities and events planned to maximise engagement with club supporters and football fans in India.
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Currently in a preparatory camp in Pune, the Indian men's football team are scheduled to play Bahrain on March 23 and Belarus on March 26 in Manama.
The six group winners and the best five second-placed teams earn a ticket to the Asian Cup, which is slated to kick-off next year on June 16 in China.
Having served Indian Football for the better part of 12 years, Kamala Devi decided to hang up her boots earlier this week, after a fulfilling career.
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Heading into 2022, the sport continues to yearn for that big success story, that massive breakthrough, which will transform it forever, especially from on-field performance point of view.
The winger said that the Indian team will not get carried away and will focus on the task at hand.
Suni Chhetri, 37, who began his professional career in 2002 with the famous Mohun Bagan club and made his international debut in 2005, received the Khel Ratna from President Ram Nath Kovind.
She rued the financial plight of the fellow players and asked the corporate sector to chip in by sponsoring more clubs and tournaments.
Chile, ranked 37th in FIFA chart, and Venezuela (56th) are the other teams that the 57th-ranked Indians will face in the November 25 to December 1 tournament to be held in Manaus, Brazil.
Lyngdoh, who has 24 caps for the senior national team to his kitty, was a member of the Bengaluru FC that won the I-League title in 2015-16.
The Indian women were on a four-game exposure tour and played two friendlies in the UAE and as many in Bahrain over two weeks.