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Bafana up to 68th in latest FIFA rankings

2016-06-02 13:39
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Zurich - Argentina remain top of FIFA's rankings ahead of Belgium and Colombia with continental championships in Europe and Latin America about to begin.

The Centenary Copa America gets underway on Friday in the United States with holders Chile ranked fifth, Brazil seventh and Uruguay ninth.

Argentina are also hot favourites with the bookmakers after sending goalscoring trident Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain to the event.

And with Euro 2016 staring June 10 in France Germany are ranked fourth, title holders Spain sixth, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal eighth and dark horses Austria are tenth having pushed England out of the top ten.

France are a distant 17th, while British bookmakers however quote the Euro hosts as hot favourites to become champions for a third time after 1984 and 2000.

Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana moved up two places to 68th and remained 15th in Africa.

Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings:

1. Argentina 

2. Belgium

3. Colombia

4. Germany

5. Chile

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. Austria


68. South Africa 

Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings:

1. Algeria

2. Cote d'Ivoire

3. Ghana

4. Senegal

5. Egypt

6. Tunisia

7. Cape Verde Islands

8. DR Congo

9. Guinea

10. Cameroon


15. South Africa

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