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Bafana drop in latest rankings

2014-08-14 13:00
Shakes Mashaba (File)

Paris - South Africa have dropped a further three places to lie in 69th place in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Spain have moved up one place to seventh alongside Brazil in the latest FIFA world rankings in the only movement in the top 10.

World Cup winners Germany still top the list, ahead of beaten finalists Argentina, in the 14 August rankings.

Costa Rica, who reached the World Cup quarter-finals, move up a place to 15th, their highest ranking since the classification began in 1993.

Top 20 FIFA standings on August 14:

1. Germany
2. Argentina
3. Netherlands
4. Colombia
5. Belgium
6. Uruguay
7. Spain (+1)
7. Brazil
9. Switzerland
10. France
11. Portugal
12. Chile
13. Greece
14. Italy
15. Costa Rica (+1)
16. Croatia (+1)
17. Mexico (+1)
18. United States (-3)
19. Bosnia
20. England

69. South Africa

Africa national team rankings (world ranking denoted in brackets):
1 Algeria (24)
2 Ivory Coast (25)
3 Nigeria (33)
4 Ghana 36
5 Egypt 38
6 Tunisia 42
7 Sierra Leone 50
8 Cameroon 54
9 Burkina Faso 58
10 Senegal 59
11 Mali  60
12 Libya 62
13 Guinea 64
14 South Africa (69)
15 Cape Verde (74)
16 Angola (75)
17 Benin (77)
18 Congo (78)
19 Morocco (81)
20 Uganda (81)

Next rankings: 18 September

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