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SA still at 72 in world football rankings

17 May 2018

Nigeria and South Africa have remained unmoved in the May edition of the FIFA World Rankings, although Ghana are one of several nations to have climbed after a relatively quiet month of global football.

The elite football regulatory body FIFA, took to their official website to release the latest ranking ahead of the incoming World Cup next month.

Bafana Bafana also remained 15th in Africa.

Four of the top five African ranked teams have qualified for Russian Federation 2018 with Tunisia retaining their top spot, followed by Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco and Egypt. The central African nation are ranked 38th in the world.

The current frontrunners in FIFA's top-ten rankings are reigning World Champions Germany (1,544 points), followed by Brazil (1,384), Belgium (1,346), Portugal (1,306), Argentina (1,254), Switzerland (1,179), France (1,166), Spain (1,162), Chile (1,146) and Poland (1,128).

There are no movers inside the world's top 47 places, and therefore Africa's top six remain as they were in April.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 7 June 2018.

However, the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will hope to move up with a good result against DRC, who are rated 35 in the world, on May 28 in Port Harcourt.

SA still at 72 in world football rankings