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FIFA ranking: Senegal lead Africa, England, Japan,US change positions as Belgium top the world!

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NEW FIFA MEN FOOTBALL RANKINGS RELEASED

4th April 2019

Senegal’s national team, the Teranga Lions, are Africa’s top team according to the latest ranking (March 2019) by football world governing body, FIFA.

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on April 4 ranked Senegal 23rd sandwiched between Iran and the United States. The Lions grossed 1515 points and moved one spot from the last ranking.

Belgium have edged ahead of France to take outright top spot in FIFA’s world rankings with tiny Gibraltar the biggest risers thanks to their first two competitive wins this month.

Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), completed the top five slots for Africa. Along with Ghana, they were the only Confederation of African Football, CAF, teams to make the top 50.

The biggest mover in March was Tanzania (131st, up 6) after the latter booked their place in Africa Cup of Nations slated for Egypt later this year.

DRC who are also heading to Egypt moved 5 slots up whiles Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Lesotho all moved four slots up. Lesotho and Burkina Faso are not going to the AFCON.

Belgium and France had been tied at the top last month and while both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.

Belgium beat Switzerland in the Nations League and drew with the Netherlands in a friendly. World champions France defeated Germany in the Nations League and were held by Iceland in a friendly.

Brazil, one of only two non-European sides in the top 10 along with Uruguay, remain third, followed by Croatia and England.

RNK TEAM PTS PREV.PTS +/- PO

1 Belgium 1737 1727 0
2 France 1734 1726 0
3 Brazil 1676 1676 0
4 England 1647 1631 1
5 Croatia 1621 1634 -1
6 Uruguay 1613 1609 1
7 Portugal 1607 1614 -1
8 Switzerland 1604 1599 0
9 Spain 1601 1591 0
10 Denmark 1586 1589 0
11 Argentina 1580 1582 0
12 Colombia 1573 1575 0
13 Germany 1570 1558 3
14 Sweden 1567 1560 0
15 Chile 1559 1565 -2
16 Netherlands 1554 1560 -2
17 Italy 1550 1539 1
18 Mexico 1549 1540 -1
19 Wales 1539 1525 0
20 Poland 1535 1518 0
21 Peru 1516 1518 -1
21 IR Iran 1516 1516 1
23 Senegal 1515 1505 1
24 USA 1506 1501 1
25 Romania 1496 1501 0
26 Japan 1494 1495 1
27 Ukraine 1493 1482 3
28 Tunisia 1491 1493 0
29 Serbia 1484 1481 2
29 Venezuela 1484 1478 3
29 Republic of Ireland 1484 1474 5
32 Slovakia 1482 1483 -3
33 Northern Ireland 1481 1465 3
34 Austria 1479 1509 -11
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1478 1472 0
36 Paraguay 1467 1476 -3
37 Korea Republic 1462 1451 1
38 Costa Rica 1458 1461 -1
39 Turkey 1457 1443 2
40 Iceland 1450 1451 -2
41 Australia 1441 1441 1
42 Nigeria 1435 1427 4
43 Greece 1433 1428 2
44 Scotland 1430 1446 -4
45 Morocco 1429 1440 -2
46 Congo DR 1425 1420 5
46 Russia 1425 1424 4
48 Czech Republic 1424 1435 -4
49 Ghana 1423 1412 3
50 Norway 1420 1425 -2
51 Bulgaria 1419 1425 -3
51 Hungary 1419 1412 1
51 Montenegro 1419 1427 -5
54 Cameroon 1399 1394 2
55 Qatar 1398 1398 0
56 Jamaica 1391 1404 -2
57 Egypt 1384 1393 0
58 Burkina Faso 1380 1371 4
59 Ecuador 1378 1382 -1
60 Finland 1375 1375 -1
61 Honduras 1369 1369 2
62 Albania 1368 1372 -1
63 Slovenia 1366 1369 0
63 Bolivia 1366 1374 -3
65 Mali 1365 1363 0
65 Côte d’Ivoire 1365 1356 1
67 United Arab Emirates 1360 1355 0
68 FYR Macedonia 1350 1343 3
68 Guinea 1350 1354 0
70 Algeria 1348 1349 -1
71 El Salvador 1344 1327 2
72 Saudi Arabia 1342 1344 -2
73 South Africa 1335 1325 1
74 Panama 1327 1324 2
74 China PR 1327 1339 -2
76 Cape Verde Islands 1319 1325 -2
76 Iraq 1319 1310 4
78 Canada 1314 1314 1
79 Uganda 1302 1320 -2
79 Zambia 1302 1292 3
81 Belarus 1301 1317 -3
82 Curacao 1296 1306 -1
83 Syria 1286 1286 0
84 Israel 1285 1265 8
85 Uzbekistan 1279 1275 4
86 Luxembourg 1277 1276 1
86 Lebanon 1277 1277 -1
86 Oman 1277 1273 4
89 Cyprus 1276 1276 -2
90 Gabon 1272 1277 -5
91 Benin 1267 1257 3
92 Congo 1265 1280 -8
93 Trinidad and Tobago 1258 1260 0
94 Georgia 1256 1269 -3
95 Kyrgyz Republic 1253 1253 0
96 Estonia 1240 1246 0
97 Jordan 1229 1238 0
98 Vietnam 1227 1227 1
99 Palestine 1224 1224 1
100 Haiti 1223 1219 3
101 India 1219 1219 2
102 Faroe Islands 1213 1238 -5
103 Mauritania 1210 1222 -2
104 Niger 1209 1205 5
105 Libya 1207 1217 0
106 Armenia 1206 1222 -5
107 Madagascar 1203 1209 0
108 Kenya 1202 1210 -2
108 Azerbaijan 1202 1206 0
110 Zimbabwe 1190 1175 3
111 Bahrain 1188 1188 0
112 Central African Republic 1184 1180 0
113 Namibia 1181 1191 -3
114 Thailand 1174 1169 1
115 Sierra Leone 1172 1172 -1
116 Kazakhstan 1171 1159 1
117 Mozambique 1166 1167 -1
118 Guinea-Bissau 1158 1158 0
119 New Zealand 1157 1157 0
120 Tajikistan 1155 1155 0
121 Korea DPR 1152 1152 0
122 Angola 1142 1131 3
123 Antigua and Barbuda 1136 1126 3
124 Philippines 1135 1135 -1
125 Chinese Taipei 1128 1134 -1
126 Togo 1127 1136 -4
127 Kosovo 1124 1113 3
128 Malawi 1122 1115 1
129 Nicaragua 1120 1119 -1
130 Sudan 1106 1120 -3
131 Tanzania 1105 1087 6
132 Lithuania 1102 1111 0
133 Latvia 1101 1112 -2
134 Andorra 1099 1111 -2
135 St. Kitts and Nevis 1096 1105 -1
136 Burundi 1089 1085 2
136 Turkmenistan 1089 1089 0
138 Rwanda 1088 1094 -3
139 Solomon Islands 1083 1073 4
140 Myanmar 1080 1085 -2
141 Hong Kong 1078 1078 -1
142 Lesotho 1075 1069 4
143 Equatorial Guinea 1074 1063 5
143 Eswatini 1074 1078 -3
143 Guatemala 1074 1061 6
146 Yemen 1073 1073 -3
147 Comoros 1071 1076 -5
148 Botswana 1060 1071 -3
149 Afghanistan 1057 1066 -2
150 Ethiopia 1049 1049 1
151 Maldives 1046 1046 1
152 Suriname 1045 1037 1
153 Liberia 1044 1051 -3
154 Dominican Republic 1028 1036 0
155 New Caledonia 1026 1036 -1
156 Mauritius 1022 1022 0
156 Kuwait 1022 1018 2
158 Tahiti 1020 1020 -1
159 Indonesia 1008 1003 0
160 Singapore 998 991 5
161 Barbados 996 998 1
161 Nepal 996 1001 0
163 Gambia 994 986 3
163 Belize 994 1002 -3
165 Fiji 992 981 4
166 Vanuatu 991 996 -3
167 South Sudan 989 994 -3
168 Malaysia 986 985 -1
169 Papua New Guinea 984 984 -1
170 St. Lucia 975 976 1
171 Moldova 974 979 -1
172 Grenada 973 968 1
173 Cambodia 967 970 -1
174 Cuba 961 963 0
175 Guyana 959 951 2
175 Bermuda 959 952 1
177 Chad 956 956 -2
178 Dominica 954 950 0
178 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 954 946 2
180 Malta 943 926 2
181 Puerto Rico 940 948 -2
182 Liechtenstein 932 937 -1
183 Macau 925 925 0
184 Laos 923 923 0
185 Sao Tome e Principe 920 920 0
186 Bhutan 917 917 0
187 Mongolia 915 915 1
188 Bangladesh 909 907 4
188 Aruba 909 916 -1
190 Cook Islands 908 908 0
190 American Samoa 908 908 0
190 Seychelles 908 911 -1
193 Guam 907 907 -1
194 Brunei Darussalam 903 903 1
195 Gibraltar 900 905 -1
195 Timor-Leste 900 900 1
197 Samoa 896 896 0
197 Djibouti 896 896 0
199 Montserrat 895 887 1
200 US Virgin Islands 888 881 2
200 Pakistan 888 888 -1
202 Sri Lanka 886 886 -1
203 Tonga 868 868 1
203 Eritrea 868 868 1
203 Somalia 868 868 1
206 Cayman Islands 867 874 -3
206 British Virgin Islands 867 867 1
208 Turks and Caicos Islands 862 864 0
209 Anguilla 857 864 -1
210 Bahamas 855 858 0
211 San Marino 848 854 0

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