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Warriors move up one spot in latest Fifa rankings

THE Zimbabwe senior men’s soccer team the Warriors have moved up one spot to 113th in the latest men’s FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

Sunday Chidzambwa’s side is 113 in the world. Senegal is Africa’s top team at number 24 in the world.

The Warriors are set to play Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium on March 24 in the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match.

Qatar are the biggest climbers moving up a massive 38places, reaching their highest position in more than quarter of a century on the back of their victorious Asian Cup campaign.

Further down the table, Qatar aren’t the only team to have ascended in spectacular style. Fellow finalists Japan (27th, up 23) have also soared up the order, while Korea Republic (38th, up 15), United Arab Emirates (67th, up 12) and Jordan (97th, up 12) all registered double-digit gains. There were also significant upwards moves by the likes of Iraq (80th, up 8), Iran (22nd, up 7) and Uzbekistan (89th, up 6).

Belgium remain first in an unchanged top 10, just in front of world champions France.

The next FIFA world rankings will be published on April 4, 2019.

Top 20 in the latest FIFA rankings:

1. Belgium

2. France

3. Brazil

4. Croatia

5. England

6. Portugal

7. Uruguay

8. Switzerland

9. Spain

10. Denmark

11. Argentina

12. Colombia

13. Chile

T14. Sweden

T14. Netherlands

16. Germany

17. Mexico

18. Italy

19. Wales

T20. Poland

T20. Peru

Also:

T113. Zimbabwe

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