ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s national football team have dropped two spots in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking.
The Walia Ibex are now the 42nd best team in Africa and 140 in the world in the March World Ranking published on Thursday. Last month, Ethiopia was 138 best team in the world.
Meanwhile, Teranga Lions of Senegal are now ranked as the number one team in Africa and the 20th in the world.
Behind Senegal are Morocco, the second-best team in Africa and 24 in the world.
Despite a World Cup qualification defeat to Ghana, Nigeria are ranked the third-best team in Africa and 30th globally.
Ghana, meanwhile, are ranked the 10th best team in Africa and 60th in the world.
Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon Algeria, Mali, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire, respectively, take the top African teams rank from 4 to 9 positions.
FIFA, which started the rankings in 1992, revamped its rating formula in 2018.
Globally, Brazil leapfrogged Belgium to return to the summit in March 2022, five years after they were last there. France, Argentina, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Netherlands filled out the top 10.