Bafana Bafana

Bafana up in latest FIFA rankings

2016-07-14 10:53
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have moved up one place in the latest world FIFA rankings.

Shakes Mashaba's side have also made a significant jump in the CAF rankings, moving up two places to 13th.

In June, South Africa played their penultimate 2017 AFCON qualifier against Gambia winning 4-0.

Weeks later Bafana Bafana participated in the COSAFA Cup and ended up eventual winners of the tournament held in Namibia. Bafana edged a hard-working Botswana side 3-2 in the final. 

Mashaba's chargers face Mauritania in their final AFCON qualifier in September, despite not qualifying for the competition next year.

Meanwhile, Argentina still hold on to top spot followed by Belgium and Colombia.

After the European Championship held in France, Portugal have moved up two places to sixth with Les Bleus breaking into the top 10, in seventh.

Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings:

1. Argentina 

2. Belgium

3. Colombia

4. Germany

5. Chile

6. Portugal

7. France

8. Spain

9. Brazil

10. Italy


67. South Africa 

Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings:

1. Algeria

2. Cote d'Ivoire

3. Ghana

4. Senegal

5. Egypt

6. Tunisia

7. Cameroon

8. Morocco

9. Congo DR

10. Mali


13. South Africa

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