Egypt lose twelve positions in FIFA June rankings

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 5 Jun 2014

Out of the 2014 World Cup, Egypt drops to 24th in June's FIFA world footballl rankings

Egypt national soccer team
Egypt national soccer team (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt fell twelve positions to 36 in the FIFA global football rankings for June, after placing 24th last month.

The Pharaohs, winners of a record seven African Cup of Nations (CAN) trophies, lost 3-2 in a friendly to Chile last month and drew 2-2 with Jamaica Wednesday.

Under new coach Shawky Gharib, who was hired to replace sacked American manager Bob Bradley, Egypt are preparing for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers that begin in July.

Egypt failed to make it to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, taking place in June, under the helm of former coach Bradley.

The Pharaohs rank third among African countries, after Algeria and Ivory Coast.

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

Spain continue to lead the FIFA world rankings, ahead of Germany, Brazil, Portugal and Argentina.

Top 10: (Changed positions from May in parentheses)

1. Spain

2. Germany

3. Brazil (4)

4. Portugal (3)

5. Argentina (7)

6. Switzerland (8)

7. Uruguay (6)

8. Colombia (5)

9. Italy

10. England (11)

Top five African teams:

22. Algeria

23. Ivory Coast

36. Egypt

37. Ghana

39. Cape Verde Islands

Top five Arab teams:

22. Algeria

36. Egypt

48. Tunisia

64. Libya

77. Morocco

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