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The Top 10 African Teams In FIFA Rankings

The first FIFA rankings since African nations returned to playing have been announced, with several changes in CAF's top 10, while before Bafana Bafana remained outside Africa’s highest-ranked nations.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked African football nations.

Senegal have stayed Africa’s highest-ranked side, but dropped one place in the overall ranking into 21th spot after their 3-1 defeat to Morocco.

Tunisia’s position on the continent as well as in the overall ranking (26) remained unchanged following a 3-1 victory over Sudan and a 1-1 with Nigeria in the recent international break.

AFCON champions Algeria have overtaken Nigeria after beating the Super Eagles 1-0 and drawing 2-2 with Mexico to climb onto the podium among the CAF nations and into 30th overall.

Gernot Rohr’s side follow in fourth on the continent and 32nd overall following their defeat to Algeria and the 1-1 draw with Tunisia.

Morocco (39) and Ghana (48) are the only other African nations in FIFA’s top 50, while Egypt (52), Cameroon (53), Mali (56) and Burkina Faso (58) are all knocking on joining football’s 50 highest-ranked teams.

Read: Latest FIFA Rankings Revealed

South Africa, meanwhile, only sit in 14th position among the CAF nations and have dropped into 72nd in the overall ranking following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Namibia and 2-1 defeat to Zambia.

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