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Egypt into world’s top 50

Published On 04/09/2015 | By Liam Chambers | AFCON, Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, International, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Nigeria, Top Stories

FIFA’s latest world rankings have seen Egypt return to the world’s top 50, after their record-high of 24 last year.

Hector Cuper’s men dropped drastically down the table after failing to qualify for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, but now occupy 49th in the rankings.

They moved up three places in September’s rankings, meaning the Pharaohs’ first time in the top 50 in 2015.

Meanwhile, Rwanda are one of three teams to have moved up more than 10 places in 78th.

Algeria are the top ranked African nation at 19th, while AFCON 2015 winners Ivory Coast are two places down at 21st.

AFCON runners-up Ghana sit in third, while Nigeria are 53rd, having failed to qualify for this year’s continental tournament.

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