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Cameroon Four Places Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

Cameroon has moved four places in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday after more than 120 qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 were played across the globe in November.

The Central African nation climbed up from the 54th position to the 50th, after gaining 19 points to increase its points build-up from 1,418 to 1,437 points.

The Indomitable Lions are now occupying the 7th position in the continental pecking order behind Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt.

Cameroon’s rise could be attributed to its wins over Malawi and Ivory Coast respectively in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers played earlier in November to top Group D.

While Cameroon have gained, Ivory Coast have dropped three positions. The Elephants, under Patrice Beaumelle, played two matches this month and went on to lose one and lost one.

Ivory Coast are now down to 56th position with 1,417 points from the initial 1,424 and they will hope to collect next points when they start preparation for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Equatorial Guinea, who beat Tunisia 1-0 in their match-day 5 clash last Saturday, moved up 12 places on November’s list to go to 117th in the world and 28th in Africa.

Togo gained 22 points, the most of any African team worldwide, because of their 1-1 draw against continent’s highly ranked nation Senegal and a 1-0 win over Namibia.

Meanwhile, the two countries to lose most ground in Africa. Both Malawi and Central African Republic had disappointing outings in the World Cup qualifiers and lost over 20 rating points in the ranking.


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