New start. Fifa released yesterday the new world ranking of men’s national teams. Madagascar moves up three places, from 110th in the April 6 release to 107th. The Big Island played only one match between these two dates, the draw against Ghana on June 18. Our ranking was frozen twice at 102nd in the world during the publications of December 22 and October 5, 2022, before demoting to 110th place after the series of defeats on the third and fourth days of the Can qualifiers. Madagascar previously entered the top 100 for a year and four months, between July 25, 2019 and November 19, 2021, after the Barea’s extraordinary feat at Can 2019 in Egypt. From 108th place, the Big Island has propelled itself to 96th place then 95th on September 19 until the end of 2021. As for the neighboring islands, the Comoros lose a place and are in 130th place. Mauritius and the Seychelles are respectively ranked 180th and 196th in the world. The leader of the African continent, Morocco loses two places and is ranked 13th ahead of Senegal (18th) and Tunisia (31st). The world top 3 remains unchanged. Argentina retains the leading position, closely followed by France and Brazil. England, meanwhile, climbed a step and took the place of Belgium, which fell to fifth place.
FOOTBALL – FIFA RANKING – Madagascar climbs three steps