FIFA Ranking for Africa: Algeria regains top spot

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Cape Verde's reign on top of the monthly FIFA ranking for African men's team was short lived as Algeria, third in March, regained the top spot since its 20 unbroken months reign ended in October 2015, according to the latest FIFA, released here Thursday.

Cape Verde fell five places to the sixth spot in April 2016.

Algeria dominated the ranking for 20 unbroken months by October 2015 until Cote d'Ivoire took over in December and dominated until last month when Cape Verde took its place on top.

The Rankings are as follows - tabulate under -

World Ranking         Teams                          African ranking

33                           Algeria                                 1
34                           Côte d'Ivoire                  2
38                           Ghana                                  3
43                           Senegal                          4
44                           Egypt                                  5
47                           Cape Verde Islands          6
47                           Tunisia                                  7
51                           DR Congo                           8
58                          Guinea                                  9
59                           Congo                                 10
63                           Cameroon                          11
64                           Morocco                         12
65                           Mali                                       13
67                           Nigeria                                 14
70                           South Africa                 15
72                           Uganda                         16
73                           Benin                                  17
75                           Burkina Faso                  18
78                           Zambia                                  19
83                           Equatorial Guinea          20
87                            Rwanda                          21
88                           Gabon                                  22
91                            Botswana                          23
96                            Central African Republic 24
97                             Chad                                   25
101                            Mozambique                   26
102                             Guinea-Bissau           27
103                            Togo                                   28
103                            Mauritania                           29
107                            Malawi                           30
109                            Liberia                           31
112                            Libya                                   32
115                            Kenya                                   33
118                            Sierra Leone                   34
120                            Niger                                   35
121                            Angola                           36
122                             Burundi                           37
123                            Ethiopia                           38
127                            Zimbabwe                           39
129                             Sudan                           40
130                            Tanzania                           41
134                            Swaziland                           42
136                             Namibia                           43
138                             Madagascar                   44
148                             Lesotho                           45
150                             São Tomé e Príncipe   46
154                             Mauritius                           47
155                             South Sudan                   48
159                             Comoros                            49
167                             Gambia                            50
178                             Seychelles                    51
204                             Djibouti                            52
204                             Eritrea                            53
204                             Somalia                            54

Globally, here are the top 10:
1 Argentina
2 Belgium
3 Chile
4 Colombia
5 Germany
6 Spain
7 Brazil
8 Portugal
9 Uruguay
10 England
-0- PANA VAO/MA 8April2016

08 april 2016 08:45:25




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