Warriors move up ladder

Zimbabwe has made a marginal rise up the FIFA Coca Cola rankings for the second month in a row.

According to the latest table released by the world football governing body from Zurich, Switzerland, The Warriors, are now placed 104th after moving two places up the rankings.

The rise up the global rankings offers something to celebrate to a team that has been rocked by the Asiagate scandal in the past few months.

It is alleged that some coaches and players received payments from an Asian betting syndicate to lose friendly matches on trips to Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Oman, Jordan, Bulgaria, China, Thailand and Yemen between 2007 and 2009.

About 100 players have been suspended from national duty and face life bans from the game.

The latest ranking nonetheless is a far cry from the 40th position the team occupies in the 1990s under the late German Reinhad Fabisch.

Meanwhile world champions retained their place at the top of the table, followed by Germany (one place up), Uruguay (one up) and third-placed Netherlands, who fell two places down.

Portugal, Brazil, England, Croatia, Denmark and Argentina, in that order, complete the top ten.

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