Guinea Bissau earn highest ever Fifa ranking

Guinea-Bissau captain Bocundji Ca
Guinea-Bissau's France-based captain Bocundji Ca will lead his side at Gabon 2017

Guinea Bissau's qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals has earned them their highest ever place on Fifa's monthly rankings.

They have moved up 40 places to 75 on the global list and 19th on the continent.

A 3-2 win over Zambia on 4 June saw Guinea Bissau reach their first ever Nations Cup finals next year in Gabon.

Comoros Islands have also reached their highest ever position on the list at a modest 155th.

The biggest movers were Kenya who gained 43 places up to 86 globally and 22 in Africa.

Malawi dropped a total of 26 spots down to 42 on the continent and 133 overall.

Algeria remain the highest ranked team in Africa at 32 globally with Argentina the number one side in the world.

Top ten African nations on the Fifa rankings on July 14 (global place in brackets):

  1. Algeria (32)
  2. Ivory Coast (35)
  3. Ghana (36)
  4. Senegal (41)
  5. Egypt (43)
  6. Tunisia (45)
  7. Cameroon (53)
  8. Morocco (54)
  9. DR Congo (59)
  10. Mali (61)

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