Cote d’Ivoire’s AFCON triumph shakes up latest FIFA Rankings, see full list

Cote d’Ivoire’s extraordinary performance on home soil propels them ten places higher in the FIFA Men’s World Rankings, settling at an impressive 39th position in the whole world. 

The ranking update unveiled just four days after the AFCON’s conclusion, unveils a tapestry of significant movements among African sides, reshaping the global football landscape.

While the top ten remains unaltered, the heartbeat of change resonates within the CAF regions. Nigeria, the valiant finalists of the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON, soared 14 places to 28th, a testament to their prowess in the tournament. 

Yet, it’s Angola that steals the spotlight, leaping an astounding 24 spots to claim the 93rd position after a remarkable AFCON run.

This surge into uncharted territory aligns with Senegal’s historic breakthrough, as the Terangg Lions achieve their highest-ever FIFA ranking at 17th, despite bowing out in the round of 16 against Cote d’Ivoire. Senegal’s resilience echoes the tournament’s transformative impact on team standings.

The rankings further spotlight African teams on the rise, with Equatorial Guinea (79th, up 9 places), South Africa (58th, up 8), Cabo Verde (65th, up 8), Namibia (107th, up 8), and Mali (47th, up 4) showcasing notable improvements.

Beyond Africa, the latest FIFA rankings underline the global influence of recent continental tournaments, as both African and Asian teams make substantial strides.

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As teams brace for future challenges, including the upcoming TotalEnergies CAF AFCON and World Cup qualifiers, these rankings serve as a compass, offering valuable insights into each team’s current standing on the international stage.

Anticipation builds for the next edition of the FIFA Men’s World Ranking, scheduled for April 4, promising further revelations and updates on the ever-evolving football landscape. 

The African Top 20, with Morocco leading at 12th, Senegal at 17th, and Cote d’Ivoire at 39th, paints a dynamic picture of the continent’s football prowess, setting the stage for future football epics on the global stage.

The African Top 20 in the FIFA rankings

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1-Morocco (12th)
2-Senegal (17th)
3-Nigeria (28th)
4-Egypt (36th)
5-Cote d’Ivoire (39th)
6-Tunisia (41st)
7-Algeria (43rd)
8-Mali (47th)
9-Cameroon (51st)
10-South Africa (58th)
11-Burkina Faso (61st)
12-DR Congo (63rd)
13-Cape Verde (65th)
14-Ghana (67th)
15-Guinea (76th)
16-Equatorial Guinea (79th)
17-Gabon (84th)
18-Zambia (87th)
19-Uganda (92nd)
20-Angola (93rd)

Top 10 Best Teams in the World as per FIFA Ranking February 2024

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