Bafana climb two places in world rankings

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Ghana retained their place as Africa’s top ranked side for the third month.

The Black Stars are back in 14th position in the rankings released for the month of March by the world football governing body after Ghana dropped a place down to 15th position in the February rankings.

Cameroon are the second best ranked African side at 17th in the world, with Ivory Coast in 22nd spot.

African champions Egypt remain outside the top 20 teams in the world in 30th position on the world ranking and 4th in Africa. Nigeria are in 39th place and Guinea in 41st position.

Argentina remained top of the Fifa world rankings but with just 10 points separating them from South American rivals Brazil.

A 2-0 friendly win over Egypt last month helped Argentina hold top spot for the seventh consecutive month, but Brazil narrowed the gap with a 1-0 victory in their friendly game against higher-ranked Sweden.

There was no movement among the top seven sides but Greece secured their highest ranking, climbing above Portugal into eighth place after beating Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men 2-1 last month.