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ZIMBABWE’s Warriors moved one wrung up the ladder in the latest World Ranking released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday, and are the only team that moved up the rankings in Group A of the AFCON 2019 tournament.

The Warriors are now ranked 109 on the world ranking and 26th on the continent. Zimbabwe’s opponents in the AFCON opener next Friday, Egypt, dropped one place to 58 on world ranking, and 8th on the continent.

Another Warriors opponent, the DR Congo dropped three points to land at 49 on the global stage and 5th in Africa.

Uganda, another Warriors opponent at AFCON, dropped one place to land at 80th and 16th on the global and African rankings respectively.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped three places from 42nd to 45th. The Eagles, currently on an eight-game unbeaten run, however, maintained their third position in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia, who are ranked 23rd and 25th respectively.

Senegal moved up one spot in the ranking, while Tunisia moved up three places.

Nigeria’s group opponents at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Guinea and Madagascar dropped places. Guinea dropped three places from 67th to 71 while Madagascar slipped from 107 to 108.

Burundi moved up two places from 138 to 136 in the ranking. The next world ranking will be published on July 25.

On the global stage, Belgium maintained top spot while France did not move from second spot. Brazil and England also maintained their third and fourth spots respectively.

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1Belgium17461737
2France17181734
3Brazil16811676
4England16521647
5Portugal163116072
6Croatia16251621-1
7Spain161716012
8Uruguay16151613-2
9Switzerland16051604-1
10Denmark15891586

Here is the African ranking:

22Senegal151515151
25Tunisia150114913
45Nigeria14331435-3
47Morocco14291429-2
49Congo DR14241425-3
50Ghana14231423-1
51Cameroon140413993
58Egypt13841384-1
59Burkina Faso13811380-1
62Mali136513653
62Côte d’Ivoire136513653
68Algeria134613482
71Guinea13361350-3
72South Africa133513351
76Cape Verde Islands13191319
80Uganda12991302-1
81Zambia12981302-2
88Benin127312673
89Gabon127212721
90Congo126512652
103Mauritania12101210
104Niger12091209
105Kenya120712023
105Libya12071207
108Madagascar11981203-1
109Zimbabwe119211901
112Central African Republic11841184
113Namibia11821181
115Sierra Leone11721172
117Mozambique11631166
118Guinea-Bissau11581158
123Angola11421142-1
126Malawi113111222
128Togo11271127-2
130Sudan11061106
131Tanzania11051105
134Burundi109210892
136Rwanda108810882
141Equatorial Guinea107410742
141Eswatini107410742
145Lesotho10721075-3
147Botswana106910601
148Comoros10681071-1
150Ethiopia10491049
153Liberia10441044
157Mauritius10201022-1
161Gambia10029942
168South Sudan989989-1
176Chad9569561
185Sao Tome e Principe920920
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