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Zambia stays put on Fifa rankings

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Zambia has maintained 60th slot on the FIFA World rankings.

According to the rankings released by FIFA on Thursday, Zambia is ranked 10th in Africa.

Cote d’Ivoire is the highest ranked team in Africa while World and European Champions Spain are still at the top of World rankings.

Africa top ten
1 Cote d’Ivoire
2 Ghana
3 Mali
4 Algeria
5 Nigeria
6 Cape Verde
7 Burkina Faso
8 Cameroon
9 Tunisia
10 Zambia

24 COMMENTS

  1. A fairly good positon for Zambia considering the fact that we have no consistent team so far. Renar must stop the chopping and cutting of the team players. I am wondering why the coach likes Festus in that attacking position? The senegal friendly is very important for the sake of the rankings in September.

  2. I am surprised that they have not gone down….this what happens when you don’t take friendlies seriously and only small muppet teams.

  3. I am surprised that they have not gone down….this is what happens when you don’t take friendlies seriously and only play small muppet teams on FIFA sanctioned dates.

  4. Cameroon did not even qualify for the last 2 African Cup of Nations so how are they above Zambia in the rankings????

    • Cameroon’s record the past 13 games:
      Drew with DRC Goaless
      lost to Togo 2-0
      Drew with Ukraine goalless
      beat Togo 2-1
      Lost to Tanzania 1-0
      Lost to Colombia 3-0
      Beat Cape Verde 2-1
      Lost to Cape Verde 2-0
      Beat G Bissau 1-0
      Lost to Libya 1-0
      Beat DRC 1-0
      Beat Guinea 2-1
      Beat G Bissau 1-0
      In short the lions havent beaten anyone ranked above them. Now compare the record above to Zambia’s

  5. Hey guys, fellow soccer fans our aim is to win trophies which shows Zambia as a big team on the continent, late CAF give rankings to their loving teams has we continue in beating the same big teams. Go!go!go!go! chipolopolo!

  6. Cameroon accummulated their points along time ago when Eto was still playing in usable and proficient leagues. The CAF way of ranking is not good enough! Watch Cote’ Ivoire! There will be in position 1 for many years because they accummulated the points when Drogba was still in great form. The rankings concept is not good enough!!

    • Hm that isnt true. The rankings only count for games up to 2 years back. That’s why im baffled at Cameroon’s ranking. They haven’t beaten anyone big the past 2 years. Just check their records

    • 4 year period not 2…please go and read it AGAIN…i haven’t got time to urge with someone who can’t do his homework!

  7. Zambians are the most laziness when it comes to simple research, FIFA have provided you a formula but you still want to argue. When you won the AFCON you went sleep and then you expect to be of the pile very laughable. Even Senegal is lowly ranked than us but you still do not get it. England makes good use of friendlies by playing teams highly ranked than them hence their position.
    Wake up!!

    • * Zambians are the most laziest people when it comes to simple research, FIFA have provided you a formula but you still want to urge. When you won the AFCON you went sleep and then you expect to be top of the pile… very laughable. Even Senegal is lowly ranked than us but you still do not get it. England makes good use of friendlies by playing teams highly ranked than them hence their position.
      Wake up!!

    • Why should I sugar coat issues…its clear that your Kalu is on record for stating that he does not consider FIFA ranking table but you choose to blame someone else.
      Wake up!!

    • What has Kalu got to do with the argument you vendetta seeker? Just present your argument if you have one. You want us to blame Kalu so your ballooned ego can be fed?

  8. Its time CAF came up with its own user friendly and more practical formula for Africa. Yard stick being Africa cup. Zambia was No. 1 in 2012/2013….Nigeria is currently No. 1. period. Practical formula to apply to the top 4 (top 4 at Africa cup final) and apply theoretical formula to the rest………How do u explain Mali to be better than Nigeria…?. Cape verde better than Tunisia…?…Egypt not in top ten…?….Usain Bolt being No.3 in ranking because of some un scientific formula…..zero

    • You compare their games over the four years including friendlies instead of expecting someone to do that for you.

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