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Senegal Drops Two Places In Latest FIFA Rankings

African champions Senegal have fallen by two places on the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, for the month of March.

After laboring to beat Egypt in 2022 World Cup qualifying, Senegal have dropped two places and are now ranked 20th in the world.

Despite the fall, the Lions of Teranga are still the highest-ranked nation on the continent.

Morocco remained second after keeping back to back wins against DR Congo. Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are third on the continent despite failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup.

Egypt occupy the fourth spot followed by Tunisia in the fifth place while Cameroon are sixth on the continent.

South Sudan moved seven places up to position 161st and was thanks to 4-2 and 1-0 wins over Djibouti in 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Amongst other African teams improving in the rankings were Tanzania, Eswatini, Sao Tome and Principe,The Gambia and Comoros.

The big moves came lower down the list as those nations played in the competitive qualifiers while other were involved in friendlies, which carry less weight in the ranking calculations.

Belgium are still the number one ranked nation on the list according to football’s world governing body.

Top 10 African sides on Fifa’s March rankings (global position in brackets):

  1. (20) Senegal
  2. (24) Morocco
  3. (30) Nigeria
  4. (32) Egypt
  5. (35) Tunisia
  6. (37) Cameroon
  7. (44) Algeria
  8. (52) Mali
  9. (53) Ivory Coast
  10. (56) Burkina Faso




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