Bafana back in world top 50

2011-10-19 10:52

South Africa climbed two places to 49th position in the latest Fifa World Rankings released today.

Despite crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month following a goalless draw against Sierra Leone in Nelspruit, Bafana Bafana also rose one place to eighth among African countries.

South Africa will look to climb even further up the global list when they face Ivory Coast in their next match, a friendly encounter at home, on November 12.

Ivory Coast, 19th in the world, are the top-ranked African nation.

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