Egypt climb one place in FIFA's October world rankings

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 6 Oct 2022

Egypt climbed one place in FIFA’s October world rankings, which were released on Thursday, after beating Liberia and Niger in friendly games last month.



Under the helm of newly appointed Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria, Egypt jumped from 40th to 39th place in this month’s FIFA global rankings after beating Liberia and Niger 3-0 in friendly games last September.

The list did not witness major changes in positions, except that Italy and Spain changed places in the top 10 ranking.

The Pharaohs are in sixth place among African countries, behind Senegal at 18th place, Morocco at 22nd, Tunisia at 30th, Nigeria at 32nd, and Algeria 37th.

Brazil remain at the top of the world ranking, ahead of Belgium, Argentina, France, and England respectively.

Spain, who placed 6th in the previous list, dropped one place and came 7th while Italy jumped to the 7th place.

Egypt – who previously made it into the world’s top 10 teams after they won three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations trophies in 2006, 2008, and 2010 – placed fourth among Arab countries, after Morocco and Tunisia.

FIFA’s October World Rankings (August world rankings in parenthesis):

1. Brazil (1)

2. Belgium (2)

3. Argentina (3)

4. France (4)

5. England (5)

6. Italy (7)

7. Spain (6)

8. Netherlands (8)

9. Portugal (9)

10. Denmark (10)

Top 10 African teams:

18. Senegal (18)

22. Morocco (23)

30. Tunisia (30)

32. Nigeria (31)

37. Algeria (41)

39. Egypt (40)

43. Cameroon (38)

46. Mali (46)

48. Côte d’Ivoire (52)

54. Burkina Faso (55)

Top five Arab teams:

22. Morocco (23)

30. Tunisia (30)

37. Algeria (41)

39. Egypt (40)

50. Qatar (48)

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