Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana suffered contrasting fortunes in response to the February rankings launched by the Federation of Worldwide Soccer Affiliation on Thursday.
The scores for the month below overview was strongly impacted by the lately concluded Africa Cup of Nations staged in Cameroon.
Regardless of successful all their group matches, three-time African kings Tremendous Eagles crashed out within the Spherical of 16 after a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia.
Even at that, they climbed to 3rd on the continent and occupy thirty second spot globally after amassing 1509 factors.
For the Black Stars – who failed of their bid to land a fifth Afcon crown after crashing out within the group stage – dropped to eleventh place in Africa and 61st on the planet.
Bafana Bafana missed out on the biennial African soccer showpiece, but they nonetheless retain their thirteenth place in Africa and no. 68 on the planet.
One other Afcon absentee Kenya moved southward to be ranked because the twenty third finest soccer taking part in nation in Africa and no. 103 globally.
Reigning African champions Senegal are ranked first in Africa and 18th on the planet with 1587 factors, whereas Morocco’s Atlas Lions – who crashed out within the quarter-final – stay twenty eighth globally and second in Africa after accruing 1547 factors.
Afcon 2021 hosts Cameroon are thirty eighth on the planet, whereas reigning African champions and Fifa Arab Cup kings Algeria at the moment are ranked forty third globally and seventh on the continent.
Seven-time African champions Egypt completed second after dropping to the Lions of Teranga on penalties. They soared to fourth spot in Africa and are rated quantity 34 on the planet.
Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso are a few of the international locations that benefitted from the lately accomplished championship as they’re ranked eighth, ninth and tenth respectively on the continent.
Unsurprisingly, the largest transfer of February was by Gambia (125, + 25), the Scorpions climbed 25 locations courtesy of their run to the final eight at Afcon.
Elsewhere, Equatorial Guinea moved 15 locations and at the moment are within the Prime 100. Different notable rises had been these of Malawi (119, + 10) and Gabon (82, + 7). For his or her half, Mali (48, + 5) made positive aspects and broke into the Prime 50.
Total, Belgium nonetheless occupy the highest spot on the planet forward of Brazil (2, unchanged) and France (3, unchanged).
The following Fifa/Coca-Cola World Rankings can be revealed on 31 March 2022.