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Gambia Maintains Position In FIFA Rankings

Sep 3, 2009, 8:42 AM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

After registering a drastic fall last month in the global ranking, the Gambia maintained the same position in the latest FIFA rankings.

The September edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking sees the country still lying at 99 positions throughout the world after scoring 337 points and drops another step in Africa and now stand at 25 position.

In recent months, the Gambia made its highest mark on both global and continental levels after being ranked 65th and 12th in the world and African standings, respectively in May 2009.

Elsewhere in the world , Ivory Coast continues to lead the way in Africa in the latest Fifa rankings after a month of light international action.

However, the Elephants have dropped two places in the global rankings and are the only African side in the world's top 20.

Gabon have dropped three places in the African rankings from third to sixth.

They've been replaced at number three by six-times African champions Egypt.

Democratic Republic of Congo are the biggest fallers, they dropped 22 places in the global rankings.

Hosts of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Angola have jumped 10 places.

Another side to make a significant leap is Congo-Brazzaville.

They moved up ten places to 79th in the world after a 1-1 draw with Morocco in August.

Brazil still remains at the top of the table ahead of Spain and the Netherlands. The Spaniards are gaining ground on the Brazilians, however, and they now have a significant lead over the third-placed Dutch.