Nepal move three-position up, Germany retain top spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

While India have gained two places in the overall rankings, they have moved down one spot in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to 15th.

The Super Eagles played two friendly games after the last FIFA Ranking-the 1-0 win over Poland and the 2-0 loss to Serbia- but these games have little or no impact in the latest ranking.

Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE Denis Iguma in action against Malawi. The game ended goal-less after 90 minutes at Namboole Stadium
Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE Denis Iguma in action against Malawi. The game ended goal-less after 90 minutes at Namboole Stadium

Nepal moved three positions up in this month's FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) ranking, which are based on results over a four-year period, as published on this evening.

Meanwhile, Tunisia is the highest ranked African team on 14th place with Senegal and DR Congo on 28 and 38 positions, respectively.

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While Germany is positioned at the top of the ranking with 1533 points, Brazil secured the 2nd position.

Within its World Cup group, Russian Federation ranks third behind Uruguay and Egypt at 17th and 46th place respectively, and just above Saudi Arabia in 70th place.

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Argentina dropped from fourth to fifth, Croatia moved three places down from 15th to 18th while Iceland dropped from 18th to the 22nd position. The Eagles of Carthage, for their efforts, have achieved their best-ever ranking.

FIFA's newest members Kosovo, who climbed 24 spots to 152nd, and Gibraltar, who leaped 10 spots to 196th, also benefited from friendly victories.

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The ranking comes after Kenya registered checkered results in the recent global games, where Harambee Stars drew 2-2 against Comoros before slumping 3-2 against Central African Republic in Morocoo.

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