THE Brave Warriors have climbed seven positions to 108 in the world, according to the latest FIFA rankings which were released yesterday. Namibia are now ranked eighth in the SADC region and 32nd in Africa. Namibia have not played a competitive match since June 16 when they drew 0-0 against Liberia in an Afcon 2013 qualifying match. But with Liberia winning the home leg in Monrovia 1-0, Namibia were knocked out of the competition and there next competitive match will be in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Malawi in March next year.
In the SADC region, the African champions Zambia remain the top-ranked nation with a world ranking of 41, while they are sixth in Africa.
South Africa's Bafana Bafana are second in SADC with a world ranking of 76, while Angola are third with a world ranking of 83. They are followed by Zimbabwe (89), Malawi (96), Mozambique (99) DR Congo (103) and Namibia (108).
In Africa, the Ivory Coast are the top-ranked nation with a world ranking of 16, while Algeria are second with a world ranking of 24 and Mali third at 27th in the world.
They are followed by Ghana (31), Egypt (40), Zambia (41), Tunisia (45) and Gabon (47).
The biggest climbers in Africa are the Central African Republic who climbed 15 positions to 49th in the world and Cape Verde Islands who climbed 14 positions to 51st in the world.
The biggest losers in Africa are Libya who dropped 17 places to 53rd in the world, Congo who dropped 11 places to 94th in the world, and Cameroon who dropped 10 places to 71st in the world.
Spain remained the top-ranked nation in the world, with Germany second and Portugal moving one place up to third.
Argentina moved up three places to fourth, while England dropped two places to fifth in the world. The rest of the top ten nations are the Netherlands, Uruguay, Italy, Colombia and Greece.