Bafana Bafana

Bafana rise six places in rankings

2014-11-27 11:20
Dean Furman (Supplied)
Dean Furman (Supplied)
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have climbed six places in the latest FIFA world rankings which were released on Thursday.

Bafana Bafana have risen to 51st place in the world following an impressive AFCON 2015 qualification campaign.

The national team are now the 11th best side in Africa heading into the AFCON finals in January 2015. Germany remain the number one side in the world with Argentina in second place. 

Tunisia rose nine places to sit in 22nd place globally and in 2nd place in Africa.

FIFA Africa Ranking:

1. Algeria
2. Tunisia
3. Ivory Coast
4. Senegal
5. Ghana
6. Guinea
7. Cape Verde
8. Cameroon
9. Nigeria
10. Mali
11. South Africa

FIFA World Ranking:
1. Germany
2. Argentina
3. Colombia
4. Belgium
5. Netherlands
6. Brazil
7. Portugal
7. France
9. Spain
10. Uruguay

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  afcon 2015  |  fifa  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


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?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? 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.