Gambia ranked 113
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Gambia has been ranked 113th in the latest Coca-Cola World Rankings released by football world’s governing body, FIFA, on Wednesday. Peter Bonu Johnson’s side has also been ranked 30th in Africa.
The Scorpions of The Gambia were Ranked 35th in Africa and 123rd in the world for the month of March with 273 points after accumulating further points to 293, to make up for some ground in the month of April to 113th position and has again maintained that position in both the world and continental rankings of 30.
Elsewhere, world champion Spain remains No. 1 in the rankings ahead of Germany and Uruguay, followed by the Netherlands and Portugal. The only change among the top 10 in the May rankings is Argentina swapping places with Denmark to occupy spot No. 9. Only eight international matches, all of which were exhibitions, were played last month as national championships are ending in many countries.
FIFA expects more changes during May as more exhibitions are played in the lead up to the European Championship next month and another round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Euro 2012 runs from June 8 to July 1.
Author: Baboucarr Camara