Bafana-Bafana remain 72nd on FIFA world rankings

Bafana-Bafana remain 72nd on FIFA world rankings

- South Africa’s ranking on the FIFA world rankings remains unchanged at 72nd and 15th in Africa

- There are few movers in the FIFA rankings due to international teams preparing for the world cup

- Germany, Brazil and Belgium are the top three ranked teams in the world

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Bafana Bafana’s position on the FIFA world rankings remains unchanged at 72nd place. The South African national has also remained steady at 15th place in Africa.

There were few movers in FIFA’s latest rankings, this is mostly due to only seven international friendly’s having been played since the last ranking was released. Most top sides are preparing for the FIFA World Cup.

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Bafana-Bafana beat Zambia to win the Four-Nation tournament held in Zambia during March. The win will have done little to console Stuart Baxter’s side who failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Briefly.co.za gathered that most of the top 50 sides on the rankings have remained steady since the last release. Germany, Brazil and Belgium remain the top three teams in the world. Belgium moved up from fifth to third.

Sport24.co.za reported that four of the top five African ranked teams have qualified for the world cup.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the odd-one-out. DRC is ranked third in Africa and 38th in the world, but failed to make it to Russia.

Tunisia remains the number one side in Africa, followed by Senegal, DRC, Morocco and Egypt.

Nigeria is the other African team to take part in the world cup, the team is currently ranked sixth in Africa and 47th in the world.

The FIFA top 20 rankings look like this:

1. Germany

2. Brazil

3. Belgium

4. Portugal

5. Argentina

6. Switzerland

7. France

8. Spain

9. Chile

10. Poland

11. Peru

12. Denmark

13. England

14. Tunisia

15. Mexico

16. Colombia

17. Uruguay

18. Croatia

19. Netherlands

20. Italy

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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