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Bafana Bafana drop down two places on the latest Fifa World Rankings

16:03 GMT+4 07/06/2018
Stuart Baxter and Siphesihle Ndlovu of Bafana Bafana
Bafana Bafana have once again fallen down the pecking order as the last Fifa World Rankings have been released

The South Africa national team’s woes continued on Thursday as they dropped even further down the Fifa World Cup rankings.

Coach Stuart Baxter’s men recently suffered defeat to Madagascar on penalties in the quarter inals of the 2018 Cosafa Cup, before walloping Namibia in the plate semi-finals.

However, the shock defeat has seen Bafana Bafana fall a further two places from 72nd position on the rankings to 74th.

Meanwhile, Barea’s victory over Bafana together with their impressive run in the competition has seen them move up eight places to position 106 on the standings.

On the other hand, Bafana’s latest decline means that Stuart Baxter’s men remain the 15th best team in Africa and with Bafana missing out on a place in Russia their ranking could further change next month.

Nonetheless, in terms of African teams who will do battle at the upcoming Fifa World Cup in Russia, Tunisia top the African standings, although they have dropped from 14th to 21st place ahead of the showpiece event on the overall standings.

Senegal are currently the continent’s second-best team, while Nigeria are seventh on the continental rankings having dropped down one placing from 47th to 48th overall.

Africa’s other World Cup contenders Morocco and Egypt occupy position 41 and 45 respectively on the rankings.

At the top though, Germany continue to languish at the summit with Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Switzerland and France hot on their heels.

Hereby is a list of Africa’s current 10 best teams following the release of the latest rankings by Fifa.

Africa's top 10:

1. Tunisia

2. Senegal

3. Congo DR

4. Morocco

5. Egypt

6. Ghana

7. Nigeria

8. Cameroon

9. Burkina Faso

10. Mali