Super Eagles climb five places in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

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Maldives successfully advanced by three levels and secured the 147th position in the monthly FIFA ranking list released by World Football Federation.

Reigning world champions Germany on Thursday retained top spot in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings despite extending their winless run to four matches.

Bafana Bafana have moved up to 72nd in the world‚ up nine places from the start of the year despite playing only two matches - a 1-1 draw with Angola and a 2-0 win over Zambia last month.

Packing 493 points, team Russian Federation dropped three places lower than last month's ratings and is squeezed between the team from Slovenia (65th place with 495 points) and Mali (67th place, 462 points).

CONMEBOL now get five guaranteed spots for the 32-team World Cup, and that number will rise to six - or 60 percent of all member nations - at a 48-team tournament.

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They now occupy the 14th spot in the world they are closely trailed by Senegal on the 28th spot in the world.

Belgium rose two places to No. 3, while Portugal and Argentina each dropped one to Nos.

Bafana Bafana though remain 15th in Africa.

Neighbours Uganda moved four places up to 74 in the world and 16th in Africa and top the Council of East and Central Africa (Cecafa) region followed by Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi and South Sudan.

Kenyan neighbours Uganda have also climbed up the table by four places and are at position 74 with 426 points.

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