Bafana Bafana move up in latest Fifa World Rankings

FIFA Rankings Nigeria Stay 52nd Poland Rise Serbia Argentina Maintain Postions

The list saw a decline for two of Egypt's competitors in the upcoming World Cup as Saudi Arabia fell to 69th position, so did Russian Federation as they went two places down to be in 62nd place, while Uruguay have not moved from the 22nd place.

At the continental level, the Atlas Lions, qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, still rank 4th, behind Tunisia (23rd), Senegal (27th) and DR Congo (39th).

The Eagles will face Poland and Serbia this month in friendly games created to prepare the them ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Germany continue to rule world football with Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, France and Chile retaining their spot in the top 10.

With the March rankings being released today, it has been revealed that Bafana are now 76th in the ranking system globally, and 15th in Africa behind the likes of Tunisia, Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, among others.

The scarcity of matches meant that there were no new entries into the top 50, and that the regional composition of that group remains unchanged, with UEFA accounting for 30 of its teams, CONMEBOL nine, CAF five, CONCACAF four, AFC two and OFC none.

Last year Poland climbed to No. 5 in the FIFA table - the best result for the Polish team since the world football governing body's ranking was launched in 1992.



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