Egypt enters top ten of FIFA world ranking

08:24, February 04, 2010      

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The seven-time African Champions Egypt entered the top ten of FIFA's latest world ranking released on Wednesday, the organization said on its website.

Egypt made the great leap from number 24 on the table after beating Ghana 1-0 in the finals of African Nations Cup, which ended on Sunday.

It was Pharaohs' third consecutive victory in the pan-Africa event, and the seventh in history.

Now Egypt is the top African team on the table, followed by Nigeria, which advanced senven places to number 15.

It is also Egypt's highest ranking on FIFA's table for men. Nigeria had got the fifth place only once in 1994, the record one for an African team.

Spain is still the number one on the table, closely followed by Brazil. The rest of top ten was dominated by European powerhouses and Argentina, which ranks eighth.

Source: Xinhua
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