Namibia move up one place on FIFA ranking

18 Sep 2014 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 SEP (NAMPA) – Namibia moved up one place on the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) world ranking released on Thursday.
The country moved from 114th position to 113th in the world, and from 35th place to 31st on the African ranking.
The moves follow the Brave Warriors’ one-all draw against Swaziland in an international friendly game here on 10 September.
Before that match, the Namibian senior national side lost 0-3 to Congo Brazzaville in 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualifiers on 01 June.
In June this year, Namibia moved up six places on the world rankings - from 120th place to 114th – and in July, the country moved up a further two places - from 114th to 112th position.
However, Namibia fell two places in the month of August - from 112th to 114th.
With regards to other African nations, Algeria and Ivory Coast are still the highest-ranked teams from Africa, occupying the 20th and 22nd positions in the world rankings, respectively.
The Cape Verde Islands climbed 33 places - from 74th in the world to 41st. They are now ranked seventh in Africa, up from 15th place.
Angola dropped 26 places - from 75th in the world to 101st, and from 16th position to 27th place in Africa. Togo dropped 38 places - from 87th in the world to 125th, and from 23rd to 35th place in Africa.
The highest-ranked team from southern Africa is Congo - ranked 48th in the world and 11th in Africa.
South Africa are second in 67th position in the world and 14th in Africa.
Meanwhile, 2014 FIFA World Cup finalists Germany and Argentina have slightly extended their lead over the chasing pack and remain unchallenged at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
They are followed in third position by Colombia, who have swapped places with the Netherlands.
Others in the top 10 are Belgium (5th), Brazil (6th),Uruguay (7th), Spain (8th), France (9th), and Switzerland (10th).
(NAMPA)
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