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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

UNC Greensboro's upset bid ends on physics-defying miss — March Madness
The game became a matchup of wits down the stretch, and Gonzaga had most of Greensboro's plays scouted. Kuiper got a putback basket to put the Spartans up 64-62 with 1:46 left to force a Gonzaga timeout.

'Tomb Raider' Star Alicia Vikander on Making Lara Croft Her Own
But these aren't the first new interpretations the character's had over the years. " Tomb Raider " hits theaters on March 16. Our essential brief on culture, the news, and more.

Giants to sign LT Solder to four-year deal
Martin played well last season in place of Markus Golden, and proved to be a solid option both defensively and on special teams. He was a 2011 first-round pick out of Colorado , the 17th player selected, and the Giants were hot on his trail at the time.

Criminal investigation launched into dog's death on US flight
At this time, no charges have been filed and our office will not make any charging decisions until the investigation is complete. According to a US Department of Transportation report issued in February, 24 animals died in the care of US carriers past year .

Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn star
Cohen paid her $130,000 through an LLC, and Trump has denied the affair and any involvement in the payment. Avenatti says the deadline for that offer has passed with no response from either Cohen or Trump.

Cricket SA apologises to Warner and Australia over Sonny Bill masks
Despite the distractions, Warner has been Australia's top run-scorer in the series so far, with 142 runs at an average of 47.33. The strapping itself was the subject of intense speculation on Sunday, with the star opener accused of cheating.

Kentucky officer dead after late night call
All profits will be donated to Officer Hamilton's wife and infant daughter. "Please keep his family in your prayers". KSP said Hamilton and Trooper Matt Martin were patrolling the area when they saw a suspicious vehicle.

If Iran has nuke we'll have one too: Saudi crown prince
Iran has insisted that its nuclear program was peaceful and meant to produce only energy and research, not weapons. Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realize how risky Hitler was until what happened, happened.

Trump administration imposes sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller
The IRA itself is also on the sanctions list, as is Russia's main intelligence agency and several individuals who work there. Among those penalized was Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is known as Russian President Vladimir Putin's "chef" and who ran the St.

Amazon attracts 5 mln new customers with Prime Originals
Meanwhile, Hulu ended 2017 with a total of 17 million USA subscribers to both its on-demand and live TV offerings. At $1,560 per new customer, the decision to cancel any further production after the first season was swift.

Hillary Clinton Slips of Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace's Stairs, Injures Herself
Another surrogate questioned the decision-making behind Clinton's remarks. 'That's a lot of states , ' the ex-aide added. Refusing to be beaten Clinton then kicked off her sandals and continued barefoot without issue.

Dion Lewis' $11.5 million in guarantees too rich for the Patriots
Throughout his tenure in New England, Butler tallied 209 combined tackles, 50 defended passes, eight interceptions and two sacks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport pegs the agreement as a four-year deal that will pay him among the top 10 running backs in the game.

Sensex, Nifty climb almost 1% on positive global cues
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 21.04 points at 33,835.74 and the 50-share NSE Nifty declined down 16 points to 10,410.90. The Sensex has so far touched a high of 34,077.32 points and a low of 33,790.09 points during the intra-day trade.

Trump blocks Broadcoms USD 117 billion bid to buy Qualcomm
The executive order also includes instructions for Qualcomm to accelerate its elections for its board of directors. Trump's order and disputed the notion that the bid posed a security threat.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 7999
Reliance Jio is providing an instant cashback of Rs. 2,200 for the customers of Redmi 5 along with 100 GB of data. After updating the Redmi Note line-up, Xiaomi is stepping up the game in the more affordable Redmi series.

Other news