Ethiopian soccer slips four steps in world ranking


Ethiopian soccer goes four steps back ward to sit 118th in to the latest FIFA world ranking. Colombia and Greece join world top ten while Ivory Coast stays on top of African soccer nations.
The 5-3 away defeat to Sudan last month is the case for slipping back four steps from last month 114th spot. A famous win over Sudan in the home return leg and historic qualification to the cup final is sure to help Ethiopia for a frog leap in the ranking. Sudan boosted by the 5-3 home win over Ethiopia sits 100th in the ranking three steps up than last month. Uganda tops East African ranking seating 90th although still is in the driver’s seat of the continent football with 951 points. Algeria comes second in the continent yet 149 points behind Ivory Coast. Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Zambia, Tunis, Gabon, Central Africa and Libya takes to tenth ranks with Central Africa shooting up15th steps to grab 49th spot in the ranking. World and European champion Spain still dominates the world ranking since two years while Brazil to slipping away from world top ten. Spain grubs top spot with 1611 points while Germany second with 1459 points followed by Portugal collecting 1259 points and Argentina 4th with 1205 points. New manager Roy Hodgson’s England slips down two steps to sit 5th followed behind Netherlands, Uruguay, Italy, Colombia and Greece respectively.