Berne: India have climbed three places to 135 in the Fifa world rankings released Friday.
With 163 points Bhaichung Bhutia and his men, who were at No.138 in October, now have a share of the 135th spot with Myanmar.
Spain climbed a spot to the top of the rankings, displacing Brazil who had led the table since July.
Spain beat Argentina and Austria in friendlies last week to take their tally of successive wins to eight.
Brazils 1-0 victory over England and 2-0 triumph against Oman carried less weight under the complex points system.
The Netherlands and Italy stayed third and fourth, while the biggest movers in the top 10 were Portugal, who rose five places to fifth by twice beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 to qualify for next years World Cup.
Portugal are one of several sides to benefit in the rankings from playing more World Cup qualifying matches.
Cameroon were the top-ranked African nation at No.11.
The United States dropped three places to 14th, with Australia the best-placed team from the Asian confederation at No.21.