Egypt Rise up FIFA Rankings

Published On 23/01/2014 | By Ed Dove | Africa, Egypt, Ghana, International, Latest News, World Cup 2014

The Pharaohs leapt 13 places to 38th in FIFA’s world rankings after their home win against Ghana in World Cup Play-off

The Egyptian national team climbed an impressive 13 places in FIFA’s Global index after their 2-1 victory over Ghana this month, according to Ahram Online.

The Pharoahs’ American manager Bob Bradley has been sacked after failing to take the North Africans into the World Cup. Former assistant coach Shawky Gharib has now been hired in his place.

Egypt now ranks fifth among the African countries, after the Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria and Nigeria.

Legendary manager Hassan Shehata helped Egypt win three African Cup of Nations titles, in 2006, 2008 and 2010, and under him, the Pharaohs enjoyed a brief spell in FIFA’s top ten.

Of Africa’s World Cup competitors, Cameroon are lowest in the FIFA rankings, sitting down in fiftieth position.

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