Bafana up 4 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

13 April, 2018, 01:47 | Author: Colin Gill
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Tunisia are Africa's big movers in the upper echelon of the continent's sides, but lower down the pecking order, Tanzania have also moved nine spots up to 137th place after a productive worldwide break in which they downed the DRC.

Egypt lost two friendly matches in March against Portugal (1-2) and Greece (0-1) in Switzerland as part of World Cup preparations.

FIFA's latest attempt to change the global tournament schedule could provoke further concern from the ECA's influential members who have most of the world's top players in their squads. Spain, who beat Argentina 6-1, fell two to No 8 and Russian Federation fell three to No 66.

The Socceroos dropped three places to 40th in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings after a loss to Norway and draw with Colombia in two friendlies last month.

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Tunisia now holds the highest-ranking position among African nations, ahead of Senegal (14), DR Congo (38), Morocco (42), Egypt (46) and Nigeria (47).

The Club World Cup is an annual event in which seven clubs, usually continental champions, compete in a knock-out format.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers a speech at the 68th Ordinary CONMEBOL Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 12, 2018.

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil remained second in the rankings while Belgium rose two places to third. "The team's achievement is a fitting testament to how far Philippine football has improved in a short span and we hope that it will sustain".

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