Africa: FIFA Ranking – Algeria drops to 34th place

Africa: Fifa Ranking - Men - Morocco Remains On Top, Guinea Bissau Shows Impressive Progress

ZURICH – The Algerian men’s football team has dropped one spot and now occupies the 34th position in the FIFA World Rankings for September, which was published on Thursday by the international organization on its official website.

On the continental level, the ranking of the Algerian team remains unchanged from the previous FIFA ranking and maintains its 4th position.

In the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, the Algerian team will play in Group G alongside Guinea, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, and Somalia, with the first match taking place in November.

On the other hand, the African champions Senegal, who suffered a defeat against Algeria (0-1) in a friendly match at home, dropped two places and now occupy the 20th position. Tunisia, now ranked among the top 30 teams, moved up to the 29th place.

The biggest improvement goes to Guinea-Bissau, climbing 6 places and reaching the 106th position in the rankings.

Mali (49th, +2) and Ivory Coast (50th, +2) return to the top 50, replacing Greece and Paraguay. Consequently, the CAF now has 9 teams within the top 50, an increase of two compared to the previous rankings.

Following victories against Ecuador (1-0) and Bolivia (0-3) in the qualifications for the 2026 World Cup, Argentina (1st) solidifies its first-place position in the FIFA World Rankings. France (2nd) loses ground after being defeated by Germany in a friendly match (2-1) but remains in second place.

Brazil (3rd), England (4th), and Belgium (5th) maintain their positions in an unchanged top 5 from the July 2023 rankings. Croatia (6th), Netherlands (7th), and Portugal (8th, +1) follow, with Portugal being the only team in the top 10 to improve by one position. Italy (9th, -1) drops one spot after drawing against North Macedonia (1-1) in a UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier. Spain (10th) completes the top 10.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be published on October 26th.