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Egypt keep their place in nearly unchanged FIFA rankings

Egypt are the highest ranked Arab team, and second in Africa after Ivory Coast

Eslam Omar, Thursday 8 May 2014
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Egypt's players celebrates after he scored his goal during their international friendly soccer match against Australia at Cairo stadium, November 17, 2010 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt have remained in the 24th position in the FIFA world rankings for May announced Thursday.

After Ivory Coast's who lie 21st, Egypt froze in the second place among African nations, before Algeria and Ghana, maintaining their lead over Arab teams.

The out-of-action Pharaohs have jumped full twelve places in the last two months ranking. They only played once under new coach Shawki Gharib, beating Bosnia-Herzegovina in March.

Under former coach American Bob Bradley, Egypt failed to make to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, taking place next month.

The North African team made it into the world's top 10 after winning three successive African Cup of Nations trophies, in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Spain continues leading the ranking ahead of Germany, Argentina and Portugal while Brazil gained two places, passing Colombia and Uruguay to lie fourth.

Top 10: (April changed positions in parentheses)

1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Portugal
4- Brazil (6)
5- Colombia (4)
6- Uruguay (5)
7- Argentina
8- Switzerland
9- Italy
10- Greece

Top 5 African teams:
21. Ivory Coast
24. Egypt
25. Algeria
38. Ghana
42. Cape Verde Islands

Top 5 Arab teams:
24. Egypt
25. Algeria
49. Tunisia
62. Libya
64. Jordan

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