5 June 2014
Africa: Fifa Rankings - Côte d'Ivoire Dethroned, Algeria New King of Africa
By Moutakilou Mumuni
Côte d'Ivoire is no longer leader on the African continent in the FIFA rankings of national teams released Thursday. The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire have lost their place in favor of Algeria. The Desert Foxes have won 3 seats and are found in the first spot on the continent and globally 22nd while Ivorians lost two seats and occupy the second African and 23rd place with the same number of points as Denmark. Egypt, Ghana and Cape Verde respectively close the top 5.
Nigeria and Cameroon who will compete in the World 2014 respectively rank 6th (44th worldwide) and 10th (56th worldwide).
Note that no African country is in the top 20.
African Top 10
1. Algeria (22nd)
2. Côte d'Ivoire (23rd)
3. Egypt (36th)
4. Ghana (37th)
5. Cape Verde (39th)
6. Nigeria (44th)
7. Tunisia (48th)
8. Guinea (52)
9. Sierra Leone (54)
10. Cameroon (56th)
Copyright © 2014 Africa Top Sports. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).
To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.
AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.