Bafana jump four spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview with Reuters in Zurich Switzerland

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview with Reuters in Zurich Switzerland

Ghana has moved three places up, now 51st in the world and 8th in Africa with 603 points in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Inspired by their victory over Poland in March's global friendly, Gernot Rohr's men climbed five placed - a position which makes them the sixth best team in Africa behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt.

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

Senegal dropped by one spot into the 28th, Morocco remained 42nd, Egypt stand in 46th position while Super Eagles of Nigeria (47th) climbed into top fifty from 52nd of March rankings.

The ranking was published on FIFA's official website.


Germany stayed at the top of the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings despite losing to No. 2 Brazil in a friendly last month.

Meanwhile, Democratic Republic of Congo are placed third in the continent and 38th in the world.

Nigeria, now sixth in Africa and 47nd in the world, are the fifth and final African team to have qualified for the June/July spectacle.

Vietnam remains the top Southeast Asian nation at 103rd in the world, while Iran is the top-ranked nation in the Asian Football Confederation.

There was no improvement for the Eagles' 2018 Group D World Cup opponents as they all dropped places.

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