Namibia, Zimbabwe, biggest African gainers in latest FIFA rankings

Namibia and Zimbabwe are the biggest gainers from Africa in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. Both sides moved up seven places.

Namibia is now ranked 109th worldwide with Zimbabwe ranked 110th.

Mozambique is the biggest loser from the continent, having deteriorated 9 places to position 122.

In the African rankings, Tunisia remains the top team, closely followed by Senegal. Nigeria is the third best ranked side, having moved up four places.

The Democratic Republic of Congo dropped six places to position 46, fourth on the continent’s ranking.

In the worldwide ranking, Belgium moved to the top spot, displacing the reigning World Cup champions, France.

Brazil and Croatia kept their positions, 3rd and 4th respectively.

The most improved side in the new ranking is Gibraltar, which climbed up 8 places, and now stands at 190.

Mozambique is the most deteriorated side in the new ranking.

Here’s how the top ten looks, both worldwide and in the African ranking;

African Ranking

  1. Tunisia (22)
  2. Senegal (25)
  3. Nigeria (44)
  4. DR Congo 46
  5. Morocco (47)
  6. Cameroon (51)
  7. Ghana (52)
  8. Burkina Faso (57)
  9. Egypt (58)
  10. Cote d’Ivoire (64)

Overall Ranking

  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. England
  6. Uruguay
  7. Portugal
  8. Switzerland
  9. Spain
  10. Denmark