Algeria maintain top spot as Africa number one; Germany still world best
In the December rankings of the Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA released on Thursday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one place from a previous 42 in the world back in November to 43 with a total point of 656.
North African countries, Algeria and Tunisia maintained top spots as best football playing nations in the continent; carrying the November ratings into the new month.
Elephants of Cote D'Ivoire kept the 3rd best position for African countries, though losing four places from FIFA 24th to present 28th, Senegal and Ghana complete the top five.
Not much change in the top ten except for Zambia who dust Mali for number 10: South Africa is 12th, behind the West African nation.
In the Women rankings, USA, Germany, Japan, France and Sweden are top five while Brazil, England, Canada, Norway and Australia.
Africa Top Ten:
Algeria (1, 18)
Tunisia (2, 22)
Cote D'Ivoire (3, 28)
Senegal (4, 35)
Ghana (5, 37)
Guinea (6, 39)
Cape Verde (7, 40)
Cameroon (8, 42)
Nigeria (9, 43)
Zambia (10, 46)