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Bafana drop in FIFA rankings

2013-06-06 11:13
Gordon Igesund (File)

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Zurich - Bafana Bafana dropped four places to 60th in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

They also slipped one position to 10th in the ratings among African nations.

In their only game since the rankings were last updated, South Africa beat minnows Lesotho 2-0 in a friendly international in Maseru last week.

Bafana play their next match, a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier, against Central African Republic (CAR) at a neutral venue of Yaounde, Cameroon, on Saturday, before they square off against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa next week.

CAR climbed five spots to 59th in the latest rankings - one ahead of Bafana - while Ethiopia rose one position to 106th.

World champions Spain remained top of the global list, while Ivory Coast, 13th in the world, retained the No 1 spot in the African rankings.

Top 20 in the latest world rankings:

1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Argentina
4. Croatia
5. Netherlands
6. Portugal
7. Colombia
8. Italy
9. England
10. Ecuador
11. Russia
12. Belgium
13. Ivory Coast
14. Switzerland
15. Bosnia-Herzegovina
16. Greece
17. Mexico
18. France
19. Uruguay
20. Denmark


60. South Africa

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