Phakaaathi Reporter
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16 Oct 2017
1:05 pm

Bafana rise in Fifa rankings

Phakaaathi Reporter

Following their 3-1 World Cup qualifier win against Burkina Faso earlier this month, Bafana Bafana have climbed six places to position 74 in the latest Fifa World Rankings.

Stuart Baxter during the South African national men's soccer team training session at FNB Stadium. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

South Africa are now 16th on the African continent.

They remain far short of the South African Football Association’s stated aim of being regularly in the top 20 in the world and top three in Africa.

But they have the chance to improve that record significantly when they face Senegal home and away in their final World Cup qualifiers next month.

Tunisia have take over from Egypt as the top-ranked side on the continent. The Carthage Eagles have climbed three places to number 28 in the world.

Germany continues to head the world list‚ followed by Brazil‚ Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.