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No significant move for Gambia in Fifa rankings

Mar 10, 2011, 3:25 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi- Njie

The Gambia have made no significant move in the latest Fifa rankings released for March, having shifted by just a single place up.

The Scorpions recorded seven more points and are standing on 107th position in the world. They have maintained their 27th position in Africa in February rankings, according to BBC.

In February the Scorpions were 108th in the world. They recorded 290 points, which was a slight drop of 3 points from last year’s fillings.

The Gambia senior national team succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Guinea Bissau in a friendly game played in Lisbon, Portugal, last month.

Bissau are now enjoying at the expense of The Gambia by coming up 10 places up in the world and three places higher in Africa.

In other parts of Africa, Zambia have returned to the top 100 of the Fifa World rankings thanks to a 4-0 victory over Swaziland.

Their progress is at the expense of Niger (104th, down 8 places), who were defeated 3-0 by Morocco.

Ghana’s Black Stars are the only African side in the world’s top 20, ranked at number 16.

They are followed by Ivory Coast (25), Egypt (35) and Nigeria (39).

South Africa continue to make steady progress, moving up to number 46 - their highest position since October 2005.

World Cup champions Spain remain top of the monthly rankings while Argentina have risen above Brazil to become South America’s top team.

Spain led an unchanged all-European top three from the Netherlands and Germany.

Argentina are up one place at number four and Brazil slipped to fifth place.

Argentina have been rewarded for a 2-1 victory over Portugal in a friendly, while Brazil lost 1-0 to France.