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Egypt continue progress in April FIFA rankings

Egypt advances to 24 in the world, second in Africa, and first among Arab countries in latest FIFA rankings

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 10 Apr 2014
Egypt players
Egypt's players celebrate after defeating Zimbabwe in their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" March 26, 2013.(Photo: Reuters )
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The Pharaohs have climbed two positions to 24th in April's FIFA world ranking.

After gaining 12 places in last month's ranking, Egypt have advanced another two places in the latest list issued on Thursday.

Egypt have played just one match under new coach Shawki Gharib, beating Bosnia-Herzegovina in March.

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

Egypt is ranked second among African countries, behind Ivory Coast, and above Algeria and Ghana. They are the top ranked Arab team.  

Spain continues leading the ranking ahead of Germany, Argentina and Portugal.

Top 10: (March positions in parentheses)

1. Spain (1)

2. Germany (2)

3. Portugal

4- Colombia

5- Uruguay (6)

6- Argentina

7- Brazil

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 

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