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    Argentina still on top, Africa champ Cameroon climbs 29 spots in Fifa rankings

    Feb 10, 2017
    For winning the continental title, Africa champ Cameroon jumped 29 places up to reach No. 33 in the Fifa rankings. AP

    ZURICH — African champion Cameroon has moved up to No. 33 in the FIFA rankings, rewarded with a 29-place jump for winning the continental title over the weekend.

    Africa's top-ranked team is No. 25 Egypt, which lost in the final. Previous leader Senegal climbed two to No. 31.

    Argentina leads an unchanged top five following a month when no high-ranked teams played. Brazil is No. 2, followed by World Cup champion Germany, Chile and Belgium. France climbed over Colombia to reach No. 6.

    Mexico leads CONCACAF at No. 17, and Costa Rica fell two to No. 19. The United States dropped one to No. 29.

    Iran leads Asian confederation teams at No. 32, while World Cup host Russia fell five to No. 61.

    Meanwhile, the Philippines remained the highest ranked Southeast Asian nation, holding steady at No. 122 tied with Iraq. Thailand trails at No. 127.

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    For winning the continental title, Africa champ Cameroon jumped 29 places up to reach No. 33 in the Fifa rankings. AP
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