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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 12:11 GMT
Nigeria tumble down rankings
Nigeria's Super Eagles
Nigeria have crashed down Fifa's world rankings

Nigeria drop 27 places in Fifa's world rankings for February, leaving them 36th on the overall list and fifth amongst the African teams.

Other big losers are Cameroon (17th, down 6), Egypt (42nd, down 23), Tunisia (45th, down 13) and Guinea (62nd, down 40).

All five teams have suffered from the depreciation in points for the Africa Cup of Nations matches played in January 2006.

The big risers on the continent are Ghana (22nd, up 6), Burkina Faso (57th, up 5) and 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa (59th, up 10).

African Rankings - February 2007 (world rankings in brackets):

1. Cameroon (17)
2. Ivory Coast (21)
3. Ghana (22)
4. Mali (35)
5. Nigeria (36)
6. Senegal (38)
7. Egypt (42)
8. Morocco (43)
9. Tunisia (45)
10. Burkina Faso (57)
11. Angola (58)
12. South Africa (59)
13. Guinea (62)
14. Zambia (65)
15. Togo (69)
16. Cape Verde Islands (78)
17. Algeria (80)
18. Congo DR (82)
19. Ethiopia (91)
20. Congo (93)
21. Zimbabwe (94)
22. Libya (97)
23. Gabon (99)
24. Uganda (102)
25. Malawi (103)
26. Botswana (105)
27. Equatorial Guinea (107)
28. Tanzania (109)
29. Liberia (112)
29. Sudan (112)
31. Benin (116)
32. Burundi (117)
33. Rwanda (120)
34. Mauritania (121)
35. Namibia (122)
36. Kenya (127)
37. Mozambique (131)
38. Seychelles (132)
39. Gambia (134)
40. Eritrea (140)
41. Mauritius (142)
42. Chad (144)
43. Niger (149)
44. Sierra Leone (151)
44. Swaziland (151)
46. Lesotho (161)
47. Central African Republic (182)
48. Madagascar (185)
49. Comoros (187)
50. Guinea-Bissau (193)
51. Somalia (194)
52. Djibouti (199)
52. Sao Tome e Principe (199)


SEE ALSO
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18 Jan 07 |  African
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18 Oct 06 |  African


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