Senegal's national team, Teranga Lyons, has maintained its rating as the number one football nation on the continent according to a recent report published on Friday (June 14) FIFA,
The rating lasts just a week before the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCONThe tournament starts in Egypt.
Aliu Cisse takes the 22nd place in the world ranking and unites AFCON Group C along with Algeria and an East African duet from Tanzania and Kenya. The side led by Sadio Mane on the field is expected to leave the group.
Tunisia (global ranking, 25th place), Nigeria (45th place), Morocco (47th place) and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC (49th place), complete the list of the top five teams in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, region.
Belgium holds the top spot, Europe dominates the Top 10
Some of the biggest names in international football have made great strides in the latest issue. FIFACoca-Cola World ranking.
While Belgium (1st, no change) continues to lead, increasing its advantage over France (2nd, no change) after UEFA EURO Qualifying victories over Kazakhstan and Scotland, in the top 20 there were many movements in other places. For example, Portugal (5th place, 2nd place) moved into the top five after its UEFA The League of Nations triumph, while the Netherlands (14th place, 2) climbed up after reaching the final of the same competition.
Trio of former world champions are also on the rise. Spain (7th place, 2), Germany (11th place, 2) and Italy (14th place, 3) climbed the global ladder amid positive results in EURO classifiers.
There were also many success stories in other countries such as Austria (26th place, 8), Northern Ireland (28th place, 5), Czech Republic (41st place, 7), Hungary (42nd place, 9), Armenia (97th place, 9th place) and Malaysia (159th place, 9th place), which rose in the ranking. There was also a reason to celebrate Senegal (22nd place, 1) and Kosovo (121st place, 6), both of which have reached their highest position to date.
Following FIFAThe Coca-Cola World Rankings will be published on July 25, 2019.