Africa's 10 highest-ranked nations


Following the final round of qualifiers for next year's Africa Cup of Nations, the continent's 10 highest-ranked nations have now been revealed by FIFA.

On Wednesday, FIFA revealed the latest world ranking following the March international break, revealing that Senegal have retained their status as the highest-ranked nation from the African continent.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Africa's 10 highest-ranked nations

The Lions of Teranga, who were the first side to qualify for AFCON 2021, have dropped two places to 22nd in the latest standings but are still Africa's best-placed country, four spots ahead of Tunisia.

Nigeria have climbed four places in the latest ranking and now occupy 32nd place overall, meaning the Super Eagles have overtaken reigning African champions Algeria as the continent's third strongest side, albeit by the narrowest of margins.

The North African giants rank just one place behind Nigeria, while neighbours Morocco trail by a further position following last month's continental qualifiers.

Egypt are next in line in 46th position, three places ahead of Ghana, while AFCON hosts Cameroon have dropped five places to 55th and are now trailed closely by continental giants Mali and Ivory Coast.

Meanwhile, South Africa are only ranked 15th on the continent and 75th overall after dropping four spots following Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for next year's showpiece tournament.

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