Egypt make big leap in latest Fifa rankings

Egypt's players celebrate after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina

Egypt have climbed up more places than any other African country in Fifa's latest world rankings for March.

The Pharaohs rose 12 positions to be listed as the 26th best team in the world - the third highest African team, behind Ivory Coast and Algeria.

Egypt leapt up following their 2-0 friendly victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 5th of the month.

And they have also benefitted from a devaluation of their 3-1 defeat away to Qatar in March last year.

Elsewhere Guinea climbed nine spots to sit 53rd in the world and one place in Africa's list to break into the top 10.

And while Comoros rose 15 places to rank as the 18rd-placed team in the world list.

Top 10 African sides in Fifa's rankings for March

February's rakings in brackets

1 (1). Ivory Coast

2 (2). Algeria

3 (5). Egypt

4 (3). Cape Verde

5 (4). Ghana

6 (6). Tunisia

7 (8). Nigeria

8 (7). Cameroon

9 (11). Guinea

10 (9). Mali

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