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.
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.