Africa Cup of Nations performances rewarded with surge in rankings

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African Champions Cameroon have climbed 29 spots higher in the latest list

The latest Fifa / Coca-Cola World Ranking have been released with a number of changes occurring courtesy of the recent Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon's victorious campaign has seen them climb 29 places into 33rd position, whilst runners up –Egypt - secured a spot in the top 25, making them Africa’s top ranked side. The Pharaohs are ranked 23rd, climbing 12-places up.

Semi-finalists Burkina and Ghana also rose up the rankings. The Stallions climbed 15 places up and are now 38th whilst the Black Stars are nine places up to 45th.

Quarter-finalists Congo DR went up 12 places to 37th –this is their best ever position- and Morocco also climbed nine places up to 48th whilst hosts Gabon also enjoyed a major rise to 87, 21-places up from their previous ranking.

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Despite the success of Central American and Africa recently, the top five remains unchanged in the current ranking. Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium make the top five respectively while France have replaced Colombia in sixth with Columbia dropping one place to seventh.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 9 March 2017.

 

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