Bafana Bafana

Bafana up to 72nd in FIFA rankings

2015-12-03 11:53
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have moved up three places in the latest rankings released by FIFA.

Meanwhile, Belgium will finish the year in top spot with 2014 Soccer World Cup champions, Germany, dropping two places to fourth position.

Ivory Coast are now ranked first in Africa replacing Algeria with the latter dropping to second spot.

Shakes Mashaba's charges are now ranked 16th in Africa.

World Top 10:

1. Belgium

2. Argentina

3. Spain

4. Germany

5. Chile

6. Brazil

7. Portugal

8. Colombia

9. England

10. Austria

72. South Africa

Africa Top 10:

1. Ivory Coast

2. Algeria

3. Ghana

4. Cape Verde

5. Tunisia

6. Senegal

7. Congo

8. Guinea

9. Egypt

10. Cameroon


16. South Africa


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