Bafana Bafana climb four places in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings


Zambia has dropped one place on the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings for April, 2018.

However the three-time African champions have moved up the ladder in the latest ranking as the team will be hoping to do more to get better results.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on May 17, exactly one month before the World Cup scheduled for June 14 - July 15 in Russian Federation.

"The large number of global fixtures over the last month has led to plenty of changes in the latest FIFA World Ranking, including Belgium reaching the top three...", the statement reads.

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Meanwhile, Tunisia is the highest ranked African team as they occupy 14th, while Senegal and DR Congo are in 28th and 38th spots.

In Africa, Tunisia is the top-most ranked team after garnering 1012 points and climbing 9 places in the table.

Belgium rose two places to No. 3, while Portugal and Argentina each dropped one to Nos. Sudan (126th), Tanzania (137th), Ethiopia and Burundi jointly rank in the 145th place.

Despite a three-place fall, Iran still dominated the Asian ladders as world no. 36 with 727 points, followed by Australia (world no. 40, 700 points), Japan (world no. 60, 528 points), and the Republic of Korea (world no. 61, 520 points).

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Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile and Poland make up the top 10.

In the meantime, world champions Germany remain first with Brazil following closely while Belgium, who were fifth in the March rankings, are now third.

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