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18/09/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
 
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ZIMBABAWE dropped two places in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola World rankings, according to the rankings released by Fifa on Thursday.

The Warriors are now ranked number 92 in the world down from 90 but remained stagnant at number 24 in Africa.

Zimbabwe were booted out of the race for 2015 after a disappointing 2-2 home draw against continental minnows Tanzania in the first round, second leg of the qualifiers at the National Sports Stadium in June.

They had been edged 1-0 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, thus they bombed out 3-2 on aggregate.

This meant the Warriors had to wait for the next two years to try their luck again in the continental championships to be staged in Libya in 2017.

Warriors fans will likely find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that countries such as Cape Verde (41 in the world), Libya 68 in the world and 15 in Africa and Sierra Leone (75 in the world and 17 in Africa) are ranked above the Warriors.

Algeria remained the top ranked country in Africa after moving four places up followed by Cote D’Ivoire who moved three places up.

Tunisia who jumped a massive 11 places up claimed third position while Ghana are fourth after moving three places up.

Reigning World Cup champions Germany headline the standings with beaten finalists Argentina on second position, Colombia overtaking the Netherlands to take third after moving one place up the ladder, Netherlands took fourth position and Belgium fifth.

But five-time World Cup champions Brazil who crashed out at the semi-final stage in a tournament held on home soil are a distant sixth position after moving one place on the ladder.

Africa Top 10: Algeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Guinea, Burkina Faso

World Top 10: Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Switzerland.


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