Bafana Bafana climb FIFA rankings


Belgium climbed to the summit of the world rankings alongside 2018 World Cup winner's France to share top spot for the first time in the table's 25-year history.

Two wins for the Red Devils including their first in the UEFA Nations League over Iceland has brought them level with France on 1,729 points.

The only other change in the top 10 sees Spain move above Denmark to ninth, while Kenya were the biggest movers in terms of points on this month's World Rankings as they earned a massive 22 points.

Those points, mainly thanks to their 1-0 win over Ghana in 2019 AFCON qualifier, see them move up five places to 107th globally.

Defeat for the Black Stars means they are the biggest fallers down six spots to 51st overall.

Tunisia are up one place to 23 in the world to make them the outright top-ranked African nation.

The Carthage Eagles' move comes on the back of their 2-0 victory in Swaziland in a Nations Cup tie.

Senegal, who were joint top in August, drop to 25th in the world and 2nd in Africa after they were held to a 2-2 draw in Madagascar in a Nations Cup qualifier.

Bafana Bafana moved one spot up into 73rd place after their goalless draw with Libya last week, which sees them move one above Syria and one below El Salvador, ranking Stuart Baxter's side 15th in Africa.

Africa's Top 10 (global position in brackets):

1. Tunisia (23)
2. Senegal (25)
3. DR Congo (40)
4. Morocco (45)
5. Nigeria (48)
6. Cameroon (50)
7. Ghana (51)
8. Burkina Faso (56)
9. Mali (63)
10. Egypt (64)