Flames drop on FIFA rankings

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The Malawi national football team has slipped with three places on FIFA rankings released today by the world football governing body.

The Flames were on position 104 last month and have slipped to 107 this time around.

This comes weeks after the Flames lost at home 1-2 to Guinea in the African Cup of nations to slip bottom of  Group L with just two points and two matches to wind up the race.

They are on position 30th on the continent level.

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Slip on rankings.

Algeria jumped four positions to 33 to lead African nations, while CAN winner Ivory Coast are still second, ahead of Ghana and Senegal.

Guinea-Bissau was the best mover in this month rankings, jumping 45 places.

2014 FIFA World Cup runners-up Argentina are the new team at the top of the rankings.

Their recent performances in World Cup qualifying have helped them end Belgium’s five-month-long reign at the summit of football’s world ranking which began when the Red Devils snatched pole position from Argentina back in November 2015.

Close behind, Chile move into third (up two places), Colombia fourth (up four) and Uruguay jump to ninth (up two) to strengthen the South American grip on the top ten.

A total of 171 games have been taken into account for the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which includes 51 qualifiers for Russia 2018, 60 continental qualifiers and 60 international friendlies.

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