Bafana down two spots in FIFA World Rankings, Brazil top for first time since 2010


Bafana Bafana dropped down to 12th in Africa and 64th in the world, despite the 3-1 win against Guinea-Bissau and goalless draw against Angola recently setting a new domestic record of 16 games unbeaten.

South Africa’s highest ever position on the rankings was number 19 in April 1996, shortly after lifting the Nations Cup title that year.

Meanwhile, Egypt took over at the top of the continental standings, with Senegal now in second, while Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Nigeria complete the top five.

On the global standings, Brazil replaced Argentina at the top of the pile, a position the Samba Kings last held in 2010, with Germany and Chile remaining unmoved in third and fourth respectively, while Spain cap off the top-10.