Bafana remain 70th in latest FIFA rankings

2016-04-07 11:27
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have remained 70th in the latest FIFA world rankings, while Argentina have reclaimed the top spot from Belgium.

Shakes Mashaba's are on the brink of not qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon next year following two successive draws against Cameroon last month.

The results mean that Bafana Bafana remain stagnant in the latest rankings released by the world football governing body.

Meanwhile, three straight wins in 2018 World Cup qualifiers helped Argentina return to the summit, five months after they were supplanted by Belgium.

Chile moved up two places from fifth, with Colombia climbing from eighth to fourth and Uruguay moving back into the top 10 as a reward for their strong start to South American qualifying.

Two-time defending European champions Spain drop three places to sixth, with world champions Germany, Brazil, Portugal and England also sliding down one spot.

Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings: 

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Chile

4. Colombia

5. Germany

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. England


70. South Africa

Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings: 

1. Algeria

2. Cote d'Ivoire

3. Ghana

4. Senegal

5. Egypt

6. Cape Verde Islands

7. Tunisia

8. DR Congo

9. Guinea

10. Congo.


15. South Africa

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