FIFA has officially released its quarterly rankings and Bafana Bafana has dropped two places down.
In July South Africa were ranked 63 and is now ranked 65.
Morocco has moved up two places to rank 13th globally and remains the leading African nation. Senegal, the reigning African champions, dropped two places to position 20 but still remains among the top 20 teams in the world.
Tunisia has moved up to position 29 in the world rankings. Mali and Cote d’Ivoire both moved up two places to rank 49th and 50th, respectively, breaking into the top 50 ranked sides.
Overall, CAF now has nine teams in the top 50 rankings, which is an improvement of two teams compared to the previous rankings.
Additionally, Guinea-Bissau made significant progress in the rankings, moving up six places to position 106.
It should be noted that Argentina is still the top the ranked team as they occupy number one ahead of France and Brazil.
15 Highest ranked African teams:
1 Morocco: 13
2 Senegal: 20
3 Tunisia: 29
4 Algeria: 34
5 Egypt: 35
6 Nigeria: 40
7 Cameroon: 41
8 Mali: 49
9 Ivory Coast: 50
10 Burkina Faso: 58
11 Ghana: 60
12 DR Congo: 64
13 South Africa: 65
14 Cape Verde: 71
15 Guinea: 81