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Scorpions Make Giant Leap in FIFA Rankings

Jan 15, 2009, 5:36 AM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

The Gambia has set another best record in the 2009 January Fifa rankings by moving 13 places up and jumping 33 points in the global listings. That is according to the latest monthly ratings published by the world football governing body.

The Scorpions are now ranked 75thin the world and 18thin Africa marking one of the biggest achievements of the National team. In last years rankings, the country was ranked 88thin the world and 23rdin Africa.

African champions Egypt have recorded their best ever Fifa ranking after they were named as the 15thtop team in the world.

The Pharaohs of Egypt have moved a spot better than their previous highest Fifa placing of 16thposition in the December rankings.

The other major movers in the rankings are Nigeria, who are 17thbest team in the world according to the January ratings, two places better than last month.

Cameroon remain the top African team in the monthly ratings at 14thin the world.

The biggest African movers for January are Somalia, who moved up 22 places and are now 178thranked team in the world.

European champions Spain retain top spot, while Germany are ranked second, and the Netherlands are placed third.