2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 24 - THIRD PLACE - BELGIUM VS ENGLAND 2:0

Belgium beat England in World Cup third-place playoff 

14 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 23 - SEMI-FINALS - CROATIA VS ENGLAND 2:1

Croatia reach the World Cup final for the first time

11 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 22 - SEMI-FINALS - FRANCE VS BELGIUM 1:0

France beat Belgium to reach the World Cup final.

10 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 21 - QUARTER-FINALS - SWEDEN VS ENGLAND 0:2

England advance to semi-finals

7 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 21 - QUARTER-FINALS - RUSSIA VS CROATIA 3:4

Croatia advance to semi-finals

7 Jul 2018

FIFA RANKING - NOVEMBER 2017 FOR AFRICA

Senegal moved up to 23 from 32 on the Fifa World Rankings for November, to reach their highest ever position.

They have also moved above Tunisia and Egypt to become the highest-ranked team on the continent.

The Teranga Lions rise comes on the back of two wins over South Africa in November that saw them qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria are the lowest ranked of Africa's World Cup-bound nations at 50 globally and 8 on the continent.

Burkina Faso are the biggest continental movers as they leapt 11 places to reach 44 overall and six in Africa.

The global top five of Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium remains unchanged from October.

Africa's top ten on November's Fifa rankings - global ranking in brackets:

01. Senegal (23)
02. Tunisia (27)
03. Egypt (31)
04. DR Congo (36)
05. Morocco (40)
06. Burkina Faso (44)
07. Cameroon (45)
08. Nigeria (50)
09. Ghana (51)
10. Ivory Coast (61)

 

 

24 Nov 2017
(BBC Sport UK)

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