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Burkina Faso win sees Bafana rise in FIFA rankings

2017-10-16 11:32
TOUGH TIMES: Coach Stuart Baxter agrees that the team needs a sports psychologist. (Jabulani Langa)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have made a significant jump in the latest FIFA world rankings following their victory over Burkina Faso.

Stuart Baxter's charges jumped from 80th to 74th position after their 3-1 victory in their 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier at the FNB Stadium.

Goals from Percy Tau, Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi were enough to ensure South Africa have a fighting chance against Senegal next month in order to secure a spot in next year's tournament.

South Africa welcome the west African giants to the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday, November 10.

Four days later (Tuesday, November 14), Bafana Bafana face a return clash against the Lions of Teranga in Dakar at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor.

Meanwhile, Germany remained at the summit of the table with Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium completing the top five ranked nations in the world.

Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings:

1. Germany

2. Brazil

3. Portugal

4. Argentina

5. Belgium

6. Poland

7. France

8. Spain

9. Chile

10. Peru

Also:

74. South Africa

Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings:

1. Tunisia

2. Egypt

3. Senegal

4. Congo DR

5. Nigeria

6. Cameroon

7. Morocco

8. Ghana

9. Burkina Faso

10. Cote d’Ivoire

Also:

16. South Africa

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