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Morrocco national football team stays on top FIFA ranking

Morocco has maintained the top spot in Africa in latest FIFA ranking, according to the result published on the world football regulating body’s website on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

The publication also showed Nigeria ranking above African Champions, Côte d’Ivoire, despite losing the trophy to the hosts at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The championship saw Côte d’Ivoire taking the trophy after beating Nigeria 2-1 in the last game of the tournament.

The championship also saw Africa’s number one footballing nation, Morocco, knocked out by South Africa in the second round to reach quarter-final.

Meanwhile, former champions, Senegal, held on to the second spot in Africa despite a second round AFCON exit.

The host nation, featuring Elephants, once again trampled on their West African neighbours to reach quarter-finals.

They beat the defending champions 5-4 in penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Eight countries from Africa made the FIFA top fifty ranking.

Out of the eight, four are from West Africa while the remaining four are from North Africa.

How they stand in Africa in the global top fifty ranking:

  1. Morrocco
  2. Senegal
  3. Nigeria
  4. Egypt
  5. Côte d’Ivoire
  6. Tunisia
  7. Algeria
  8. Mali

Meanwhile, Argentina maintained the top spot in the global ranking, with France and England trailing behind.

See the global top fifty ranking below:

  1. Argentina
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Belgium
  5. Brazil
  6. Netherlands
  7. Portugal
  8. Spain
  9. Italy
  10. Croatia
  11. Uruguay
  12. Morocco (1)
  13. USA
  14. Colombia
  15. Mexico
  16. Germany
  17. Senegal (2)
  18. Japan
  19. Switzerland
  20. Iran
  21. Denmark
  22. Korea Republic
  23. Australia
  24. Ukraine
  25. Austria
  26. Sweden
  27. Hungary
  28. Nigeria (3)
  29. Wales
  30. Poland
  31. Ecuador
  32. Serbia
  33. Peru
  34. Scotland
  35. Turkey
  36. Egypt (4)
  37. Qatar
  38. Russia
  39. Côte d’Ivoire (5)
  40. Czechia
  41. Tunisia (6)
  42. Chile
  43. Algeria (7)
  44. Panama
  45. Romania
  46. Norway
  47. Mali (8)
  48. Slovakia
  49. Greece
  50. Canada
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In the meantime, Nigeria’s president, Bola Tinubu, has coffered national honours on all members of the Super Eagles squad that won the silver medal at the AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire.

According to reports, the president also granted a plot of land in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and a flat to each of them for the feat at the just concluded competition.


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