After beating Ghana Black Stars in the final of the AFCON 2015 on penalties 9-8, Ivory Coast move up in the latest FIFA rankings.
The hosts, Equatorial Guinea has moved into the top 50 for the first time since the introduction of FIFA rankings.
They have jumped to 69 places and now are joint placed with Congo on 49th, after they make it to the semi-finals in very controversial style.
The Elephants have now moved up to eight places to 20th, but still behind Algeria, which remains the Africa’s best team, well placed on 18th.
Ivory Coast is ranked second in the continental rankings behind the Desert Foxes, the side they thrashed in the quarter-finals.
Ghana Black Stars, the Nations Cup runners-up has moved 12 places to 25th and third in the continent list.
The worst effect was on Libya, who dropped 35 places to 113th in this month FIFA ranking.
Germany is still on top in the World rankings ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Below is the current ranking of Africa’s and World top ten:
Africa’s top ten:
World’s top ten:
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