Bafana move up in the world

2010-07-14 11:29
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have climbed to the 66th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday despite being the first hosts to exit in the first round of the Soccer World Cup.

Bafana were ranked 83rd prior to the tournament.

They are also now ranked 12th in Africa.

World Cup winners Spain have replaced Brazil as the top-ranked side, with beaten finalists, Holland, moving into second place.

Top 10 FIFA rankings:

1. Spain 1 883 points
2. Netherlands 1 659
3. Brazil 1 536
4. Germany 1 464
5. Argentina 1 289
6. Uruguay 1 152
7. England 1 125
8. Portugal 1 062
9. Egypt 1 053
10. Chile 988

Top 12 African countries:

1. Egypt 1 053 points
2. Ghana 874
3. Côte d'Ivoire 843
4. Nigeria 773
5. Algeria 759
6. Gabon 755
7. Cameroon 710
8. Burkina Faso 646
9. Mali 548
10. Benin 535
11. Tunisia 519
12. South Africa 504
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