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Latest: The 10 Highest-Ranked African Nations In FIFA Rankings

With FIFA releasing their final rankings of the year, here is a look at the highest-ranked African countries heading into the Africa Cup of Nations.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the highest-ranked African nations in the latest rankings.

Africa's biggest tournament is set to get underway on 9 January and Senegal are set to enter the competition as the highest-ranked African nation.

The Lions of Teranga are unmoved in 20th position after the last international break, where they the drew with Togo and defeated Congo in November during the World Cup qualifiers.

The top 10 remains the same, but defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria have moved up one spot into 30th, overtaking Tunisia who dropped down one spot.

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The Algerians currently boast the longest active unbeaten streak in international football as they have not lost in 33 games, four games less than world record that was recently set by Italy.

South Africa, meanwhile, will end the year in 68th spot after they failed to qualify for the World Cup play-off round after losing to Ghana in the last international break.

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