With FIFA having released its latest rankings following the recent international break, here are the 10 highest-ranked African nations.
Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked African national teams as at 16 September.
The world football governing body has released its latest ranking after the recent 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Senegal retaining their place as the best-placed African nation.
Last month, the Lions of Teranga were ranked 21st overall, but they have jumped up a place in the latest round. Tunisia, meanwhile, have been bumped up three places in the world ranking, but are still second with regard to African countries.
The rest of the order has not adjusted much since the previous update in August, except for giants Ivory Coast and Cameroon. The Elephants have swapped places with the Indomitable Lions as they now boast eighth place on the continent, while their overall place has changed from 57th to 54th.
Hugo Broos' South Africa sit 73rd in the overall ranking and 13th among the African nations, with DR Congo and Burkina Faso ahead of them in the order.
Bafana Bafana enjoyed an impressive start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, claiming four points from their first two matches.
Countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria also feature in the top 10 – you can see the highest-ranked African international football teams in the gallery above!
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