Egypt jump four places in FIFA monthly world ranking

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Apr 2023

Egypt's national football team have climbed up the ranks in FIFA's April World Rankings, moving from the 39th to the 35th spot since the last rankings in December.

Egyptian Players celebrating after Scoring a goal. File Photo


The Pharaohs now hold the fifth rank in Africa, trailing behind Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Algeria, and the fourth position in the Arab world, following the aforementioned three countries.

The team's recent success can be attributed to their impressive performance during the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations, where they won twice against Malawi in the last international break.

A major shift occurred at the top of the rankings, with Argentina overtaking Brazil, which had long dominated the rankings, to clinch the top position.

Brazil now hold the third spot, allowing the French national team to take second place.

Morocco have maintained its 11th position, cementing their place as the top-ranked African team.

Central Africa have made a significant achievement in the rankings by jumping ten spots to reach the 122nd position. However, Cameroon suffered the largest decline, slipping down nine spots in one go.

FIFA’s April World Rankings (December world rankings in parenthesis):

1- Argentina (2)

2- France (3)

3- Brazil (1)

4- Belguim (4)

5- England (5)

6- Netherlands (6) 

7- Croatia (7)

8- Italy (8)

9- Portugal (9)

10- Spain (10)

Top 10 African teams:

11- Morocco (11)

18- Senegal (19)

28- Tunisia (30)

34- Algeria (40)

35- Egypt (39)

40- Nigeria (35)

42- Cameroon (33)

45- Côte d’Ivoire (47)

50- Burkina Faso (50)

53- Mali (45)

Top five Arab teams:

11- Morocco (11)

28- Tunisia (30)

34- Algeria (40)

35- Egypt (39)

54- Saudi Arabia (49)

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