Gambia soar in latest FIFA ranking

The Gambia have moved up three places on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released by world football’s governing body on Thursday.

The Scorpions moved from 166 to 163 in the latest ranking after securing a 1-1 draw with Algeria in the final qualifying match for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on March 22.

The ranking, which is a reflection of 150 games played across the globe during the international period, sees Gambia with an increase in total accumulated points from 986 to 994.

The Gambia also moved up one place on the continental level to lie at 47 ahead of South Sudan, Chad, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia respectively.

Senegal (23) hold the top spot on the continent, leading Tunisia (28), Nigeria (42), Morocco (45) and Democratic Republic of Congo (46).

On the world table, Belgium, France and Brazil maintain their positions at the top three, while England have moved up by a place to the fourth position with Croatia, Uruguay and Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark, completing the top 10.