Bafana Bafana

Bafana drop in FIFA rankings

2013-06-06 11:13
Gordon Igesund (File)

We pay tribute to Benni McCarthy's career in pictures, after he retired from football.

Zurich - Bafana Bafana dropped four places to 60th in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

They also slipped one position to 10th in the ratings among African nations.

In their only game since the rankings were last updated, South Africa beat minnows Lesotho 2-0 in a friendly international in Maseru last week.

Bafana play their next match, a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier, against Central African Republic (CAR) at a neutral venue of Yaounde, Cameroon, on Saturday, before they square off against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa next week.

CAR climbed five spots to 59th in the latest rankings - one ahead of Bafana - while Ethiopia rose one position to 106th.

World champions Spain remained top of the global list, while Ivory Coast, 13th in the world, retained the No 1 spot in the African rankings.

Top 20 in the latest world rankings:

1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Argentina
4. Croatia
5. Netherlands
6. Portugal
7. Colombia
8. Italy
9. England
10. Ecuador
11. Russia
12. Belgium
13. Ivory Coast
14. Switzerland
15. Bosnia-Herzegovina
16. Greece
17. Mexico
18. France
19. Uruguay
20. Denmark


60. South Africa

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  fifa  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.