Bafana Bafana

Bafana jump in FIFA rankings

2011-04-13 10:27

Zurich - Bafana Bafana have jumped seven spots from No 46 to move to 39 in the latest FIFA rankings while Soccer World Cup winner Spain have stayed on top and the previous two champions, Brazil and Italy, have risen in the top 10.

Spain leads longtime No 2 the Netherlands with Brazil climbing two places to No 3.

Germany and Argentina follow in fourth and fifth as each fell one spot.

Italy ends a seven-month exile from the top 10. It rises two places to No 9 following wins against Slovenia and Ukraine last month.

Asian champion Japan continues its surge since the World Cup, rising two to No 13.

Ghana is Africa's best, up one to No 15.

The United States leads CONCACAF teams at No 22 despite falling for the second straight month.

FIFA rankings for April (March position in parentheses):

1. Spain (1).

2. Netherlands (2).

3. Brazil (5).

4. Germany (3).

5. Argentina (4).

6. England (6).

7. Uruguay (7).

8. Portugal (9).

9. Italy (11).

10. Croatia (8).

11. Norway (11).

12. Greece (10).

13. Japan (15).

14. Chile (14).

15. Ghana (16).

16. Serbia (20).

17. Slovenia (17).

18. Russia (13).

19. France (18).

20. Australia (21).

Read more on:    bafana
NEXT ON SPORT24X

EPL Team of the Week 25

4 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
37 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Sport Talk

Vote

Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.