Chipolopolo move back into top 100

Zambia have returned to the top 100 of the Fifa world rankings thanks to a 4-0 victory over Swaziland.

Their progress is at the expense of Niger (104th, down 8 places), who were defeated 3-0 by Morocco.

As expected, there are no significant moves by African teams in the latest world rankings.

Ghana’s Black Stars are the only African side in the world’s top 20, ranked at number 16.

They are followed by Ivory Coast (25), Egypt (35) and Nigeria (39).

South Africa continue to make steady progress, moving up to number 46 – their highest position since October 2005.

World Cup champions Spain remain top of the monthly rankings while Argentina rise above Brazil to become South America’s top dogs.

Spain lead an unchanged all-European top three from the Netherlands and Germany.

Argentina are up one place at number four and Brazil slip to fifth place.

Argentina have been rewarded for a 2-1 victory over Portugal in a friendly, while Brazil lost 1-0 to France.


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