Bafana Bafana have climbed a single place to number 76 in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday‚ continuing what has been an upward curve in 2018 despite not playing a match in four months.
The three-time African champions retained its 52nd position with 609 points in the March edition of the ranking released on Thursday.
Bafana Bafana also moved up one place to 15th in Africa.
Despite not having played a competitive fixture since failing dismally to qualify for the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia, Bafana made the move as the rankings are calculated over a rolling four year period.
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In the overall standings, Germany remain top, with Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium completing the top five.
(1) Tunisia (2) Senegal (3) Congo DR (4) Morocco (5) Egypt (6) Cameroon (7) Nigeria (8) Ghana (9) Burkina Faso (10) Algeria.
There are no new entries into the top 50 but, with plenty of global games to take place in the next weeks in preparation for the World Cup, there are likely to be changes the next rankings are published on April 12.