Sierra Leone’s slide in FIFA rankings continues


Sierra Leone have continued their free-fall in the latest rankings released by the World football governing body, FIFA on Thursday.

Since breaking into the top 50 for the first time in the country’s history in August 2014, it has been a continuous free-fall in the world’s ranking after a poor outing in the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

Leone Stars are now ranked 86th in the world but maintained its 24th position in the Africa amassing 382 ranking points.

Meanwhile, the African champions, Ivory Coast moved up eight places to 20th but still behind Algeria, who remains as Africa’s best-placed team in 18th position. Nations Cup runners-up Ghana moved up 12 places to 25th.

Equatorial Guinea who finished fourth at the 2015 African football showpiece are the highest movers after climbing 69 places up the ladder to the 49th position in the world.

World champions Germany topping of the pile after while Argentina sits in second position with 1534 points. Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands are third, fourth and fifth respectively while Brazil remains sixth on the Fifa Ranking.

Africa’s top ten:
1. Algeria 2. Ivory Coast 3. Ghana 4. Tunisia 5. Cape Verde 6. Senegal 7. Nigeria 8. Guinea 9. Cameroon 10. Congo DR
Sierra Leone highest FIFA ranking
50 – August 2014. .

Lowest FIFA Ranking
172 – September 2007.

Best Mover
26 – July 2008

Worst mover
-40 – July 2009


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