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Egypt finally put an end to a succession of monthly FIFA Rankings in which the Pharaohs continued to drop places and lose ground on fellow African counterparts.
Egypt climbed up seven places to 51 in the FIFA World Rankings in the April edition, up from 58 in March. 51st worldwide sees the Pharaohs at 11th in Africa, up from 16th in March.
After disappointing results in the last international break, the top four African teams – Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Tunisia – all fell, but Algeria still remains the top African side at 21st overall.
The climb to 11th in Africa is important to the Pharaohs, as seeding for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be dependent upon the world rankings provided by FIFA.
Germany retained its stronghold upon the pinnacle of world football, while Spain returned to the top 10 after missing out last month. France, however, dropped three places to find themselves in 11th.
The biggest leap of the month belongs to Bhutan, who climbed 46 places to 163.
The biggest fall of the month belongs to New Caledonia, who dropped 23 places to 174.