Bafana Bafana moved up within the newest rankings launched by the soccer governing physique, however that was not the case for Tremendous Eagles and Black StarsNigeria, South Africa and Ghana suffered contrasting fortunes based on the June rankings launched by the Federation of Worldwide Soccer Affiliation on Thursday.
The rankings for the month underneath assessment was strongly impacted by worldwide friendlies and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
After shedding to Ecuador and Mexico in worldwide friendlies, Jose Peseiro’s Tremendous Eagles bounced again to defeat Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe within the race to safe qualification to Cote d’Ivoire 2023.Editors’ Picks Regardless, the three-time African kings dropped to fourth on the continent and occupy the thirty first spot globally after amassing 1504 factors.
For the Black Stars – who defeated Madagascar and have been held by the Central African Republic of their Afcon qualification fixtures, earlier than shedding 4-1 to Japan in a Kirin Cup outing, they continue to be eleventh in Africa and sixtieth on the earth.
South Africa comply with them in twelfth place in Africa and 68th globally after accruing 1389 factors. The 1998 African champions bowed 2-1 to Morocco of their Afcon qualification match inside Rabat’s Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah.
Reigning African champions Senegal are ranked first in Africa and 18th on the earth with 1593 factors, whereas Morocco’s Atlas Lions – who be taking part within the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar – moved to twenty second globally and second in Africa after accruing 1558 factors.
Afcon 2021 hosts Cameroon are thirty eighth on the earth, whereas reigning Fifa Arab Cup kings Algeria are actually ranked forty first globally and seventh on the continent.
Seven-time African champions Egypt acquired demoted to the sixth spot in Africa and are rated quantity 40 on the earth.
Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso are a number of the international locations that benefitted from the lately accomplished qualifiers as they’re ranked eighth, ninth and tenth respectively on the continent.
General, Brazil nonetheless occupy the highest spot on the earth forward of Belgium (2, unchanged) and Argentina, with reigning world champions France within the fourth place.
The subsequent Fifa/Coca-Cola World Rankings might be printed on August 25, 2022.