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Egypt jump 23 places, Algeria reach highest-ever position in October’s FIFA Rankings

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Egypt jump a huge 23 places in October’s edition of the FIFA World Ranking, while Algeria reached their highest-ever position.

Egypt have returned to 38th in the world again after last month’s 23-place drop to 61st, and also made it back into the African top ten as the sixth best ranked African team.

The Pharaohs’ rise is due to two back-to-back 2-0 wins against Botswana in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

A few days after booking their place for the AFCON 2015, with two qualifying games to spare, Algeria have something else to cheer as they reached their highest rank of all-time (15th) maintaining the first place in Africa.

Perhaps an unsurprising feat after Algeria have maintained their impressive form from this summer’s World Cup (which saw them reach the second round for the first time) with a perfect qualifying campaign to next January’s African Cup of Nations with four wins out of four ahead of the final two match-days to be played in mid-November.

Also, making it into Africa’s top ten was Togo, who jumped a staggering 73 places into 52nd place.


35. Ghana
36. Slovenia
37. Scotland
38. Egypt
39. Sweden
40. Cameron
41. Senegal
42. Nigeria


1. Algeria – 15
2. Ivory Coast – 25
3. Tunisia – 31
4. Cape Verde Islands – 33
5. Ghana – 35
6. Egypt – 38
7. Cameroon – 40
8. Senegal – 41
9. Nigeria – 42
10. Togo – 52

The next edition of the FIFA rankings expected to be released on the 27th of November.

Article co-authored by Mohamed Koronfel

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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