Senegal is Africa’s best side in latest FIFA rankings

Senegal has taken top spot in Africa in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

The Teranga Lions leapfrogged Tunisia, who themselves registered negative movement in the latest rankings.

The biggest gainer from Africa in the rankings is Sudan, which moved up eight places into position 127. Morocco and The Gambia each improved seven places.

Benin was the biggest loser from Africa, deteriorating seven places to position 94.

Morocco’s improvement saw the Atlas Lions climb to third place in the continental rankings, up from fifth place in Africa and 47th worldwide.

Globally, there was little movement at the top, with the first five teams retaining their positions.

Belgium remains the Best side worldwide, followed by France and Brazil.

Here’s how the top ten looks, both worldwide and in the African ranking;


  1. Senegal
  2. Tunisia
  3. Morocco
  4. Nigeria
  5. DR Congo
  6. Ghana
  7. Cameroon
  8. Egypt
  9. Burkina Faso
  10. Mali


  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. England
  6. Portugal
  7. Uruguay
  8. Switzerland
  9. Spain
  10. Denmark