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Egypt lose two places in FIFA ranking, falling to no.35

Egypt is down to 35th place in the FIFA's world ranking for March 2011, while world champions Spain are still in the lead

Eslam Omar, Wednesday 9 Mar 2011
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Egypt fell two other places this month to no. 35,  allowing Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland to jump up.

The African Cup of Nations champions are now the third between the African teams, after Ghana (16) and Cote d'Ivoire (25).

Despite the fall, Egypt is still leading all Arab countries in the global ranking.

Egypt coach Hassan Shehata and his squad are struggling at the bottom of Group G of the African qualifiers with a single point out of a possible six, so they must win the South Africa (46) game on 26 March.

Bafana Bafana have moved up to number 46 accomplishing their highest position since October 2005.

World cup-winners Spain stay atop the FIFA monthly rankings and Argentina has risen above Brazil to be South America's best.

FIFA rankings for March (February position in parentheses):

1. Spain (1).
2. Netherlands (2). 
3. Germany (3).
4. Argentina (5).
5. Brazil (4).
6. England (6).
7. Uruguay (7).
8. Croatia (9).
9. Portugal (8).
10. Greece (10).

Top 5 African teams:

16. Ghana (15).
25. Cote d'Ivoire (26).
35. Egypt (33).
39. Nigeria (40).
40. Burkina Faso (41).

Top 5 Arab teams:

35. Egypt (33).
45. Tunisia (48).
55. Algeria (55).
66. Morocco (74).
71. Libya (70).

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