Bafana Bafana

Bafana climb up one spot

2011-03-09 11:29
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have moved up one position to No 46 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Wednesday.

World Cup-winner Spain stays atop the FIFA monthly rankings and Argentina rises above Brazil to be South America's best.

Spain leads an unchanged all-European top three from the Netherlands and Germany. Argentina is up one place at No 4 and Brazil slips to No 5.

Argentina was rewarded for a 2-1 victory over Portugal in a friendly, while Brazil lost 1-0 to France.

Croatia climbs one to No 8, trading places with Portugal. Greece completes the top 10.

Italy rose two to No 11 and Asian champion Japan is also up two at No 15.

Ghana leads African countries at No 16.

The United States dropped one to No 19 but still leads CONCACAF region teams.

FIFA rankings for March (February position in parentheses):

1. Spain (1).

2. Netherlands (2).

3. Germany (3).

4. Argentina (5).

5. Brazil (4).

6. England (6).

7. Uruguay (7).

8. Croatia (9).

9. Portugal (8).

10. Greece (10).

11. Italy (13).

(tie). Norway (11).

13. Russia (12).

14. Chile (14).

15. Japan (17).

16. Ghana (15).

17. Slovenia (16).

18. France (19).

19. United States (18).

20. Serbia (23).


46. South Africa (47)

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