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Gambia Maintains FIFA Ranking

May 7, 2009, 6:39 AM | Article By: Courtesy Gambia sports online

With very little in the way of international competition for the month of April movement was minimal in FIFA's latest world ranking.

It has left the Gambia sitting pretty at the 69th spot, ahead of more illustrious footballing nations like Jamaica, Canada and Algeria, which is in the final phase of African qualifying for the 2010 World Cup at the expense of both the Gambia and Senegal.

There were no changes in the top 39 places in the FIFA list, a situation that also reflects in the African rankings.

It means that the Gambia also keeps its April ranking of number 16.

Cameroon remains Africa's top-rated national side followed by Nigeria.

Reigning European champions Spain remain unchallenged at the top of the world standings with a comfortable lead, followed by Germany and the Netherlands.

Since the last edition of the world ranking came out, only 22 international matches have been played worldwide, 20 qualifying games for the AFC Challenge Cup 2010 and two friendlies in Africa.

The Gambia is out of contention in both the African Nations Cup and World Cup to be held in 2010.