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Bafana slip down in rankings

2012-09-05 11:05

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have dropped seven spots to No 74 in world football governing body FIFA's latest rankings released on Wednesday. 

Bafana Bafana were at No 67 last month.

South Africa will play friendly matches against Brazil in Sao Paulo on Friday and Mozambique in Nelspruit next week.

FIFA rankings for September (August positions in parentheses):

1. Spain (1)

2. Germany (2)

3. England (3)

4. Portugal (5)

5. Uruguay (4)

6. Italy (6)

7. Argentina (7)

8. Netherlands (8)

9. Croatia (9)

10. Denmark (10)

11. Greece (12)

12. Brazil (13)

13. Russia (11)

14. Chile (15)

15. France (14)

16. Ivory Coast (16)

17. Ecuador (20)

18. Sweden (17)

19. Czech Republic (19)

20. Switzerland (23)

Also:

74. South Africa (67)

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Comments
  • trevor.izatt - 2012-09-05 11:13

    We are world class in all major sports...... what is going on here

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-09-05 11:39

      @Trevor what major sports, because it can't get any bigger than soccer.

      bj.pieman - 2012-09-05 11:54

      Major sports being what exactly? Anything taken seriously by less than 15 countries?

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-05 11:26

    So where they now? Position 150? Hopefully this new administration can fix the last 16 years of disaster.

  • cosmic.tone.3 - 2012-09-05 11:58

    Give the white soccer player a chance, build them up from grass roots level, implement quotas in soccer and we will do better.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-09-05 13:25

      Maybe you are right but until we find ways of eradicating this apartheid mentality in the white school principals that a white man can't play soccer, we are just talking bull. I was listening to Robert Marawa in one of the interview and problem is most whites school don't consider soccer as a sport. They have facilities for Rugby,Cricket, etc but not Soccer. In fact soccer is just banned in most those schools, I had most black guys struggled to get Soccer to be one of the school's sporting codes

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