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Egypt maintain 46th position in FIFA rankings

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The Egyptian national team have maintained their 46th position in the latest FIFA World rankings released on Thursday.

The Pharaohs have managed to retain their spot in the rankings in May after dropping for three months in a row to reach 636 points. They have also maintained their fifth position amongst other teams in the African continent.

Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR and Morocco’s rankings were all also unchanged with the Carthage Eagles maintaining 14th place worldwide and sitting at the top of the African rankings. Senegal and Congo DR sit 28th and 38th, respectively while Morocco are 42nd.

The rankings were released few days after ’s manager Hector Cuper announced the Pharaohs’ preliminary squad for the world cup.

Egypt’s World Cup opponent Saudi Arabia have moved up three spots after defeating Algeria and Greece  in friendlies in May to reach 67th spot worldwide and fifth in Asia, while rankings of Uruguay and Russia remained unchanged in 17th and 66th places, respectively.

The top 10 positions saw no changes as Germany maintained their place on top of the FIFA rankings, followed by Brazil, and Belgium.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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