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Egypt lose another two places in FIFA world rankings

After reaching the top ten last December, coach-less Egypt falls further in world rankings

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 21 Sep 2011
Egyptian national team

African champions Egypt dropped two places to 36 in FIFA’s August monthly ranking.

Coach-less Egypt, who are currently represented by Hany Ramzy’s Olympic team, were defeated 2-1 by Sierra Leone earlier this month in the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The winners of three-successive African Cup of Nations are to be led by American coach Bob Bradley, succeeding Hassan Shehata, who failed to take the team to the 2012 African Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Egypt is still the highest ranking Arab team in the FIFA rankings, ahead of North African rivals Algeria (46), Morocco (59) and Tunisia (61).

They are the second ranked team in Africa, 18 spots behind Ivory Coast and one place above Ghana.

World and European champions, Spain, has regained top spot in the rankings after the Netherlands topped the standings for just one month.


Top 5 African teams:

16. Ivory Coast (15)

36. Egypt (34)

37. Ghana (36)

41. Burkina Faso (40)

42. Senegal (49)


Top 5 Arab teams:

36. Egypt (34)

46. Algeria (46)

59. Morocco (61)

61. Tunisia (57)

62. Libya (64) 


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