Warriors move up without kicking a ball

The Warriors of Zimbabwe have moved one place up the ladder on the Fifa Cola World Rankings despite not kicking a ball in the period under consideration.

The Warriors are now pegged 98th in the world and 26th in Africa in an update that has seen most countries dropping heavily due to their poor showing at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Of great significance is Spain who have gone seven places down the perking order and are now placed eighth in the world having been at number one before their first round collapse at the World Cup.

Germany who won the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Argentina having hammered hosts Brazil 7-1 along the way are now the top football playing nation in the world followed by Argentina, the Netherlands and Colombia.

Just like Spain, Brazil, on their part have also gone down by four places but remain in the top 10 on seventh position, not to mention another World Cup first round casualty, England, who are way off in 20th place.

Algeria remain the top team in Africa but have dropped two places down to 24th in the world despite giving a good show at the global football festival. The Algerians reached the second round for the first time and were unfortunate to lose out to eventual champions Germany.

Ivory Coast follow in second place ahead of Nigeria, Egypt, and Ghana. South Africa’s Bafana Bafana who are seeking a new coach whom they will name on July 26 have slipped one place down to 66th and are 14th in Africa.

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