Egypt lose 22 positions in November FIFA ranking

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 27 Nov 2014

Pharaohs lose 22 positions in FIFA world ranking after failing to reach the 2015 African Cup of Nations

Tunisia 2 - 1 Egypt
Tunisia's Hamza Younes (10) clears the ball with during their 2015 African Nations qualification soccer match against Egypt at Monastir's Olympic Stadium, November 19, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

After losing to Senegal and Tunisia in the 2015 African Cup of Nations, Egypt lost 22 places to 60 in the FIFA monthly ranking issued on Thursday.

They placed 38 in the list for October.

Egypt failed to reach the 2015 African Cup of Nations as they could only garner six points with two victories over Botswana last October, losing home and away to Tunisia and Senegal.

The Pharaohs have never before failed to reach Africa's showpiece three straight times in a row. They missed out on two consecutive tournaments twice: in 1965 and 1968, and 2012 and 2013.

The seven-time African Champions are now 14th in the African ranking.

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

World Cup winners Germany are still leading the rankings as they defeated Gibraltar 4-0 in the UEAF 2016 qualifiers this November.

Top 10: (October position in parentheses)

1. Germany

2. Argentina

3. Colombia

4. Belgium

5. Netherlands

6. Brazil

7. Portugal (9)

8. France (7)

9. Spain (10)

10. Uruguay (8)

Top five African teams:

18. Algeria (15)

22. Tunisia (31)

24. Ivory Coast (25)

35. Senegal (41)

37. Ghana (35)

Top five Arab teams:

18. Algeria

22. Tunisia

60. Egypt

76. Libya (73)

82. Morocco (88)

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