In fact, the Warriors have dropped one place down the rankings and are now placed 102 in the world having been at 101 when the last rankings were updated last month. However, they are still placed 27th in Africa, just behind Ethiopia and Botswana but ahead of Liberia and the Central African Republic.
This is the just the opposite of the last time the rankings were updated on September 12 when the Zimbabwean team moved 15 places up the ladder.
But the latest position and drop could be a result of inactivity as the Warriors have not been active since the end of the African Nations Championships and the friendly match against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
Most of the clubs have benefitted by virtue of their participation in the ongoing World Cup final round of qualifiers with the Ivory Coast remaining Africa’s top football country courtesy of their 3-1 hiding of Senegal. The Elephants, however, remain way off in the world as they in 17th place.
They are followed by Ghana who are 23rd in the world thanks to their 6-1 spanking of Egypt. Then comes Algeria, Nigeria and Mali who are the only of the top five placed African teams out of the run for a place at the 2014 World Cup.
Spain remains the world’s top football nation followed by Gemany, Argentina, Colombia, and Belgium. World Cup hosts Brazil are in 11th position while England are 10th.Post published in: Football