Egyptian National Team jumps 12 spots in FIFA World Rankings, coming in first in FIFA's African Rankings.
The Egyptian national football team just jumped 12 spots in the most recent FIFA world rankings. Ranked 23rd, Egypt tops the African rankings despite coming in second in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, after losing to Cameroon’s Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions.) We were due for some good news after the nationwide mayhem caused by Egypt’s 2-1 loss last Sunday.
Thanks to Argentine manager, Hector Cuper’s leadership, the Egyptian National team moved up from being ranked 35th when Cuper first started managing them in early 2015.
Winning all their AFCON matches except for the final, the Egyptian national team’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup are looking better and better in spite of their loss against Cameroon. They also seem to like Cuper because they just released a statement confirming that Cuper is staying on as manager. Chill out guys, we might just make it to World Cup yet.
Not taking sides here, but even though they beat Egypt, Cameroon came 3rd in FIFA’s African rankings and 33rd worldwide moving up 29 spots from last year; second in the African rankings was Senegal that ranked 31st worldwide.