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09.08.2013 Sports News

FIFA rankings: Ivory Coast, the first African nation

By Julie ESSE - en.africatopsports.com
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FIFA has released its monthly ranking of national teams. Spain continues to dominate world football. La Roja is ahead of Germany, Colombia, http://en.africatopsports.com/?s=fifa+rankings#sthash.zfJ6m0R6.dpuf Argentina and the Netherlands. The top 10 is unchanged.

Africa is dominated by Ivory Coast despite its five seats lost. The Elephants of Ivory Coast http://en.africatopsports.com/?s=fifa+rankings#sthash.zfJ6m0R6.dpuf now occupy the 18th rank. Ghana, Africa's second largest country, occupies the 24th place ahead of Mali (32th), Algeria (34th) and Nigeria (35th).

- The world's top 10:
1 Spain
2 Germany
3 British
4 Argentina
5 Netherlands
6 Italy
7 Portugal
8 Croatia
9 Brazil
10 Belgium
- The top 20 in Africa:
1 Ivory Coast (18th)
2 Ghana (24th)
3-Mali  (32)
4 Algeria (34th)
5 Nigeria (35th)
6 Cape Verde (36th)
7 Burkina Faso (48th)
8 Cameroon (51)
9 Tunisia (53)
10 Zambia (60th)
11 Egypt (61)
12 South Africa (67th)
13 Guinea (68th)
14 Libya (69)
15 Morocco (75th)
16 Uganda (77th)
17 Senegal (78th)
18 Sierra Leone (80th)
19 Gabon (81st)
20 Togo One more place for Togo (82)

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