World Rankings

  • Brazil jump to No.3 in FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup June 6, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil jumped one spot to No.3 while Argentina leapt two places to No.5 in the latest FIFA world rankings announced on Thursday. The rankings update is the last before the World Cup in Brazil, which begins June 12. Defending champions Spain are still No.1 followed by Germany in...
  • Pallikal drops to 12th in latest world rankings April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal has dropped a rung to be 12th in the latest world rankings for women in which Malaysian squash legend Nicol David has retained the top spot. Dipika, however, remains the highest-ranked Indian in the Women's Squash Association rankings. David has maintained the top spot despite...
  • Spain No. 1 in unchanged top 25 in FIFA rankings January 16, 2014

    Zurich: World and European champion Spain remain No. 1 in an unchanged top 25 in the FIFA world rankings after a month in which only 18 international friendlies were played. Egypt made the biggest move, rising 10 places to No. 31 as older results dropped in value in the four-year cycle...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to No. 4 in world rankings August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to No.4 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Saina, who advanced to the women's singles quarter-final at the World Championships in Guangzhou, was overtaken by Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon. Saina's city mate PV Sindhu retained her No. 12...
  • India to host World Ranking Snooker tournament July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India will host the World Ranking Snooker tournament in New Delhi from October 14 to 18 offering a purse of 300,000 pounds with the world's top 64 cueists along with six from the host nation participating, according to a press release from the Billiards and Snooker Federation of...
  • Saina Nehwal rises to 2nd in BWF rankings January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal attained a new high as she climbed to a career-best second in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Saina gained a rung to be second with 80091.7444 points. The Indian, who is currently competing in the Malaysia Open Super Series, is...
  • Federer, Azarenka return to No. 1 in rankings July 9, 2012

    London: With his 31st birthday looming Roger Federer began a record-equalling 286th week at the top of the world rankings on Monday after claiming a seventh Wimbledon title. The accepted theory is that male tennis players begin the slow decline into retirement once they hit the 30 barrier but, as he...
  • Uruguay go second in FIFA world rankings June 6, 2012

    Warsaw: Uruguay have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain in the latest FIFA rankings published on Wednesday. Germany, who together with fourth-ranked Netherlands, Denmark (9th) and Portugal (10th) are all in a tough Group B at Euro 2012 which starts on Friday,...
  • Australia aiming for the top, says Clarke January 28, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia are on their way back to the top after hammering India 4-0, skipper Michael Clarke proclaimed, just 12 months after their devastating Ashes series loss to England. The resurgent Australians thumped India by 298 runs early on the fifth day of the fourth Test in Adelaide on Saturday to...
  • Pallikal moves up to 15 in squash rankings January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Riding on her three WISPA title wins, India's young woman squash sensation Dipika Pallikal moved up to a career-high 15th place in the world rankings. Pallikal began 2011 at 29th spot and claimed her third WISPA title of the year in December in the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong...
  • England up to fifth, Spain top FIFA rankings November 24, 2011

    Zurich: World and European champions Spain stayed atop FIFA's monthly world rankings on Wednesday, despite losing a friendly to England, who climbed two places to No. 5. The Netherlands remained second but third-placed Germany narrowed the gap after winning 3-0 in a friendly between the sides. South American champions Uruguay closed on...
  • Pallikal jumps one place in world squash rankings November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Following her title triumph in the WISPA Dread Series 2 tournament in Washington recently, ace Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal reached a career-high world ranking of 19 on Monday. Pallikal faced stiff resistance from England's Sarah-Jane Perry before prevailing 11-9 11-3 11-7 in the final to win the Dread...
  • Mittal world's fifth richest man June 20, 2007

    New York: Steel baron Laxmi Mittal leads a pack of 36 Indian billionaires with a total net worth of $191 billion, according to the list of richest persons complied by Forbes magazine. Mittal, who heads the world largest steel company Arcelor-Mittal, is the fifth richest person in the world with a...
  • Nehwal knocking the top-20 door June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian badminton prodigy Saina Nehwal is on the verge of cracking the top-20 in the world rankings following her performance at the Malaysian Open Super Series. The 16-year-old jumped five places to claim the 21st position in the latest international rankings released by Badminton World Federation on Thursday. Saina's kickstarted...
  • Jeev Milkha breaks into golf's top-100 October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Jeev Milkha Singh continued to reap the rewards of his historic win in the Volvo Masters of Europe by breaking into the top 100 of world golf rankings and entering the top-20 of the European Order of Merit list on Monday. Jeev, who has a total points of 133.90...
  • Sania Mirza holds on to 44th spot August 22, 2006

    New Delhi: Despite a first-round elimination at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Sania Mirza managed to hold on to 44th place in the latest WTA world rankings. The Hyderabadi teenager, who has been in action in singles and doubles for several weeks on the trot, went down in three sets to...