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Ivory Coast and Nigeria climb in world rankings after Afcon 2023



Ivory Coast has climbed 10 places in the Fifa world rankings after winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, while runners-up Nigeria have moved up 14 spots.

The Super Eagles are now 28th despite losing the final 2-1 on Sunday, making them the third-ranked side on the continent.

Ivory Coast, meanwhile, have moved up to 39th in the world after sealing their third Nations Cup title on home soil.

Angola are the biggest winners from the finals, jumping 24 places to 93rd following their run to the quarter-finals in West Africa.

Tunisia and Algeria have dropped 13 spots, to 41st and 43rd respectively, after suffering group-stage exits at the tournament.

Morocco remains Africa’s top-ranked team, moving up to 12th despite losing in the last 16, and Senegal is 17th after bowing out at the same stage against the hosts.

The top 10 in the world governing body’s list, external are all unchanged, with 2022 World Cup winners Argentina remaining top ahead of France and England.




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