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Egypt climb 13 places in FIFA Rankings

Posted on November 28, 2013

In the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World ranking,  climbed 13 spots, reaching the top 5 of Africa.

Following a loss and a victory against Ghana, Egypt rose from 51st to 38th place in the , 11 places above Tunisia and 13 above Cameroon.

Had Egypt gone into the play-off draw with a similar ranking, the Pharaohs would’ve been in the seeded pot over Tunisia, avoiding the clashes with Ghana which led to the team’s elimination from the World Cup.

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Egypt’s highest-ever ranking was 9th just over three years ago. New boss Shawky Gharib, who was the assistant coach during that era, promises to take the Pharaohs back to the top, after he was appointed following the expiration of ’s contract.

Top 5 (World):

  1. Spain
  2. Germany
  3. Argentina
  4. Colombia
  5. Portugal

Top 5 (Africa):

  1. 17 – Cote D’Ivoire
  2. 24 – Ghana
  3. 26 – Algeria
  4. 36 – Nigeria
  5. 38 – Egypt

One Comment

  1. Nana

    December 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Cote D’Ivoire has not done anything to merit that spot in Africa

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