FIFA WORLD RANKINGS: Argentina 2nd, Uganda 89th

Latest top 10 rankings. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 6 April 2023. PHOTO FIFA.COM

World Cup heroics earn Morocco, Cameroon ranking rises

Doha, Qatar | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | A thrilling FIFA World Cup has made a major mark on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with several of the tournament’s surprise packages soaring up the global ladder.

Brazil however remain top despite Argentina’s victory in the final in Doha, Qatar a few days ago. A Seleção hold a narrow lead over La Albiceleste, who would have jumped ahead of their neighbours and rivals had they beaten France (3rd, plus 1) in last Sunday’s World Cup final in normal or extra time.

Morocco (11th, up 11) and Australia (27th, up 11), for example, are the latest edition’s biggest climbers, with the Atlas Lions also earning the title of ‘Mover of the Year’ having won more points (142) than any other team since the end of 2021. The Moroccans are now in their best Ranking position since April 1998, and the top ranked African team.

The likes of Cameroon (33rd, up 10), Croatia (7th, up 5) and Japan (20th, up 4) also profited from positive results in Qatar, while teams that fell short of expectations – Denmark (18th, down 8) and Belgium (4th, down 2) for example – will not be surprised to see themselves sliding down the order.

As for champions Argentina (2nd, up 1), they move up but have missed out on top spot by the narrowest of margins. Just two Ranking points prevented La Albiceleste from leapfrogging old rivals Brazil (1st, unchanged) and, had they been able to hold on to that 2-0 lead to see off France in normal time, Lionel Scaloni’s side would be in pole position right now.

In Africa, Morocco are now ahead of Senegal as Africa’s top ranked team. Uganda at 89th remain East Africa’s top ranked team.

Uganda Cranes. PHOTO AIRTEL MEDIA

AFRICAN TEAMS

11
Morocco1563.5108.85
19
Senegal1584.3819.60
30
Tunisia1507.5418.66
33
Cameroon1471.4427.86
35
Nigeria1498.47-4.15
39
Egypt1486.443.90
40
Algeria1489.1-2.38
45
Mali1448.850.20
47
Côte d’Ivoire1443.06-1.57
50
Burkina Faso1432.252.56
58
Ghana13937.02
67
South Africa1349.590.77
72
Cabo Verde1336.050.00
73
Congo DR1333.920.00
79
Gabon1301.843.63
83
Guinea1290.470.00
88
Zambia1267.41-2.26
89
Uganda1260.690.00
91
Benin1247.470.00
98
Equatorial Guinea1215.660.00
99
Congo1208.790.00
101
Kenya1202.260.00
102
Madagascar1200.740.00
103
Mauritania1197.580.00
113
Namibia1164.130.00
114
Mozambique1165.22-1.66
116
Sierra Leone1160.310.00
117
Angola1155.92.91
118
Guinea-Bissau1160.71-1.94
120
Libya1154.252.49
122
Niger1152.8-4.27
124
Malawi1144.970.00
125
Zimbabwe1138.560.00
126
The Gambia1137.470.10
127
Togo1128.920.00
128
Sudan1127.340.00
129
Comoros1123.180.00
130
Tanzania1119.890.00
132
Central African Republic1116.970.00
137
Rwanda1093.660.00
138
Ethiopia1091.190.00
141
Burundi1076.26-0.99
143
Eswatini1070.890.00
147
Lesotho1061.40.00
149
Botswana1056.46-2.03
150
Liberia1049.660.00
165
South Sudan983.990.00
180
Mauritius932.020.00
181
Chad930.220.00
186
São Tomé and Príncipe908.180.00

 

 

 

 


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