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Sun Aug 28 16:03:02 SAST 2016

Bafana Bafana move up three places to 70th in latest FIFA rankings

Andile Ndlovu | 03 March, 2016 11:40
Erick Mathoho of South Africa celebrates the goal with team mates during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying match between South Africa and Angola Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 17, 2015 in Durban, South Africa.
Image by: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

Bafana Bafana have jumped three places to 70th in the lastest FIFA rankings, released on Thursday.

This is despite South Africa not playing since November's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Angola in Durban, which they won 1-0 thanks to a Manucho Diniz own goal.

The Top 10 remains unchanged, which means Belgium remain top of the rankings ahead of Argentina, Spain, Germany, and Chile.

The March edition of the rankings was marked by few changes in the top 50, with most teams yet to play in 2016.

Only 14 'A' matches were taken into account for March, all of which were international friendlies and the total number of games played in 2016 currently stands at 58, according to a statement on FIFA's website.

The next rankings will be published on 7 April 2016.

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