Egypt retains 30th place in October FIFA ranking



Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 02:08 GMT


Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 02:08 GMT

Egypt fans display a banner in reference to Mohamed Salah– Press image courtesy Reuters

Egypt fans display a banner in reference to Mohamed Salah– Press image courtesy Reuters

CAIRO – 16 October 2017: Egypt stays in the same place, according to the October FIFA ranking of national teams published Monday on FIFA’s official website.

Despite retaining the 30th rank, Egypt lost the top rank in the list of the Arab and African teams in the monthly classification published Monday by the International Federation of Football Association "FIFA." Egypt is expected to be in the third classification in the draw of the 2018 World Cup, held on December 1 at the Russian capital, Moscow.

Egypt beat Congo Brazzaville 2-1 on October 8 in Group E of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, securing its seat at the World Cup after a 28-year absence before the final round of the qualifiers.

Tunisia jumped three places to be the 28th in the world ranking, and to top the list of Arab and African teams, while Senegal comes in the 32nd place in the world ranking and occupies the third place in the African teams list.

As usual the World Cup consists of eight groups, each group includes four teams from each classification, and Egypt is now in the third classification and will be in a group with a first, second and fourth classification teams. Let’s review the qualified teams in their classifications:

First classification: Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Poland, Belgium, France.

Second classification: Spain, Peru, Switzerland 'in case of qualifying', England, Colombia, Italy (if it qualifies), Mexico, Uruguay.

Third classification: Egypt, Tunisia (if it qualifies), Costa Rica, Iceland, Croatia (if it qualifies), Denmark (if it qualifies).

Fourth classification: Senegal (if it qualifies), Iran, Nigeria, Serbia, Australia (if it qualifies), Japan, Morocco (if it qualifies), Saudi Arabia.

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