The four time African champions who were previously ranked 50 on the table as at 2016 have dropped two spots below and now ranked 52 on the FIFA men’s world ranking list. The Black Stars, as it stands now currently occupy the eighth spot on the African continent per the Confederation of African Football rankings, which is ultimately influenced by FIFA’s official ranking list.
On the African continent, the Pharaohs of Egypt are ranked first and 30th in the world, followed by their North African neighbours Tunisia who are ranked 31 in the world. The Teranga Lions of Senegal sit third in Africa with a world ranking of 33. Next is Congo DR, who are ranked fourth and 42 in the world, whiles the super Eagles of Nigeria are sharply on their heels ranked fifth and 44 in the world with 2017 African champions the indomitable lions of Cameroun sixth and 45 globally.
Burkina Faso is ranked seventh and 49, whilst Cote d’Ivoire ninth and 54 in Africa and the world respectively. Northern African sides Morocco and Algeria are 10 and 11 in Africa and 56 and 62 in the world respectively. Guinea is also up there ranking 12 and 65 in the world, with the Cape Verde Islands a humble ranking of 13 and 67 in the world.
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