Fifa rankings: Egypt edge back into word's top 50

Egyptian forward Walid Sliman in action against Tunisia
Egypt are enjoying a recovery after a poor year

Egypt have edged back into the top 50-ranked sides in the world in Fifa's list for September.

The Pharaohs moved up three places and now occupy 49th spot - the first time they have been in the top 50 in 2015.

In 2010 they had their highest ranking of nine but failure to qualify for the 2017 Nations Cup saw them fall sharply.

Elsewhere, Rwanda are one of only three teams in the world to move up than 10 places - they rose 13 spots to sit in 78th place.

African teams in Fifa rankings for September (world ranking in brackets):

1 (19). Algeria

2 (21). Ivory Coast

3 (27). Ghana

4 (33). Tunisia

5 (38). Senegal

6 (42). Congo

7 (42). Cameroon

8 (49). Egypt

9 (53). Nigeria

10 (56). Cape Verde

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