Gambia move five places up in latest FIFA Rankings
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Gambia have moved five places up  in the latest World Rankings released by football’s world governing body on Wednesday.
Coach Luciano Mancini’s side were ranked 113th in the world for the month of April and May and 28th in Africa but the recent engagement against the Atlas Lions saw the team climb up two places also in the African stage.
The team will now be heading to their second world cup qualifier and the African Cup of Nations second leg game against the Desert Foxes of Algeria hoping to secure all three points to continue their rise on the rankings., n the world stage, Spain will begin its defence of the European Championship as the world's top-ranked team, while Germany lost its No. 2 slot to Uruguay, falling to No. 3 ahead of its Euro 2012 group opponent the Netherlands. Group B rivals Portugal plummeted from fifth to 10th.
Brazil and England each rose one place to No. 5 and 6, respectively. Argentina climbed two to No. 7. Croatia, which plays Spain in Group D, remained at No. 8. Denmark rose one to No. 9, completing a Group B lineup of elite top-10 teams.
Author: Baboucarr Camara