South Africa drops seven places in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Egypt held in a 1-1 draw in the last round of the African qualifiers to the World Cup 12 November 2017

Egypt held in a 1-1 draw in the last round of the African qualifiers to the World Cup 12 November 2017

He said they are targeting teams higher in ranking than the Super Eagles.

The FCT FA chairman expressed confidence that the fitness and form of players of the senior male national football team were enough to help them conquer the world.

Zambia's ex-2018 World Cup Group B qualifier opponents Cameroon are 45th, Nigeria are 50th while Algeria 64th.

"Wow, that would be another great game for us to play before the World Cup and that will be a wonderful preparation for us to really test our ability before the World Cup", the Super Eagles vice-captain said. Shin's side beat Colombia 2-1 on November 10 and played to a 1-1 draw with Serbia four days later.

Germany remain top of the shop with Brazil tucked in second place.

Switzerland are back in the top 10, up three places to eighth as one of the winners of the European zone play-offs, who have all improved in FIFA's latest list.

England have fallen below Italy in Fifa's world rankings despite the Azzurri failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Winning its last three World Cup qualifiers (against Cape Verde 2-0, and against South Africa 2-0 and 2-1), Senegal qualified for the global competition for the first time since their appearance in 2002.

The Moroccans climbed eight places to be ranked 40th in the world.

Argentina are fourth, with Belgium completing the top five.

African champions Cameroon dropped three places to the 45th position. Spain are sixth after climbing two spots up in the rankings.

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