Bafana suffer drop in FIFA rankings

SA National Teams

Bafana Bafana have dropped one place in the latest FIFA world rankings after failing to beat Namibia and Zambia during the recent international break.

South Africa are now ranked a lowly 72nd on FIFA's global rankings after playing out a 1-1 draw against Namibia (116) on 8 October, before suffering a 2-1 defeat to COSAFA rivals Zambia (89) three days later.

Scroll through the gallery above for images of the top 10 nations in the latest FIFA world rankings

As a result, Molefi Ntseki's side have been overtaken by Guinea on the overall standings after the West African nation jumped three places on the charts, courtesy of an impressive 2-1 win over Cape Verde (78).

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Senegal (21) remain the continent's highest-ranked nation, although they too have dropped down a place after suffering a comprehensive 3-1 defeat to Morocco (39), who in turn have climbed four spots.

Elsewhere, Belgium (1) have retained their status as the world's highest-rank nation ahead of France (2) and Brazil (3), while Malta were the biggest climbers after jumping six places in the latest standings.

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