AFCON 2019 has come and gone without much fanfare but it has been all change since my last posting.
Belgium retains the No. 1 spot followed by Brazil, France, England and Uruguay in the top-5 positions in the latest FIFA World rankings.
Runners-up Senegal has now moved up 2 places to 20th position in the World rankings. Tuniisia dropped 4 places to be ranked 29th jointly ranked with Northern Ireland. Third placed Nigeria has now moved up 12 places to 33rd position in the FIFA world rankings – a position it shares with Japan.
African champions, Algeria, have moved up 28 places, but only still ranked at 40th position, Morocco moved up 6 places to 41st position, and the AFCON 2019 host-country Egypt moved up 9 places to 49th.
This is how the stacked up as of 14 June 2019 captured in my last post.
FIFA Football rankings last updated 14 June 2019 places the Confederation of African Football (French: Confédération Africaine de Football) ranking as follows:
- Senegal (22)
- Tunisia (25)
- Nigeria (45)
- Algeria (68)
It would be interesting to see how many African national teams continue to make it into the FIFA Top-50 World ranking list in the coming months that would end the 2019 calendar.