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Bafana Bafana leap one place on the November Fifa World Rankings

18:31 GMT+3 29/11/2018
Bafana Bafana v Nigeria, Thembinkosi Lorch, November 2018
World football's governing body has released the latest rankings for the month of November 2018

The South Africa national team has moved up one place on the Fifa rankings from position 73 to 72.

This follows the release of the latest rankings for the month of November.

Bafana Bafana’s move up has been determined by their fortunes in the two games that they played this month.

Stuart Baxter’s men drew with Nigeria 1-1 in a 2019 Africa Cup of nations qualifier before they held Paraguay to a similar score line after Percy tau rescued his side at the death.

While Bafana have only moved up the standings by just a solitary placing, there has been some considerable movements on the continent.

Senegal have overtaken Tunisia and are now the continents highest ranking team after the Eagles of Carthage suffered back-to-back defeats.

However, Tunisia are still within the top 30 best ranked teams in the world as they are placed in 26 on the overall standing, three places behind Senegal, while fellow North African rivals, Morocco are placed 40th.

Meanwhile, Bafana’s latest rise now sees them ranked in 15th place joint level with Cape Verde and behind the likes of Algeria, Guinea and Ivory Coast among others.

Also, Bafana’s next opponents Libya, who they will need to avoid defeat against in their final Afcon qualifier if they are to confirm their place in Cameroon, are ranked 104 on the World Rankings, one place better than their previous month’s placing.

There move was just reward following their 8-1 hammering of Seychelles.

Nonetheless, with no international break before the end of the 2018, Bafana in particular are likely to end the year in a similar position.