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Egypt drop one place in FIFA rankings, retain Africa’s top spot

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Egypt have continued to slide down the FIFA World Rankings as they dropped one position to 25th in the global football rankings released on Thursday.

The Pharaohs made it to into the Top 20 in March, after reaching the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final. They then moved up one place to the 19th in April before dropping to the 24th in July.

Egypt, however, maintained their spot on top of the African rankings, followed by Congo DR and Senegal in the 28th and 31st positions, respectively. North African side Tunisia are 34th worldwide and fourth in the African rankings, while Cameroon moved up one spot to occupy the 35th place.

Meanwhile, Brazil exchanged places with Germany, replacing them at the top of the rankings, while Argentina maintained their third-place position.

Egypt’s next game will be away against Uganda in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Pharaohs will travel to Kampala to face the Cranes on August 31 before hosting them on September 5 at Borg El-Arab Stadium.

The Pharaohs, who are in a bid to make their first World Cup appearance since 1990, currently top Group E of the qualifiers. They have six points, two above second-placed Uganda. Meanwhile, Ghana sit third on one point, and Congo are at the bottom with no points.

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