14 July 2016 Last updated at: 7:44 AM
Flames drop with 26 steps on FIFA rankings
The Malawi national football team has slipped with 26 steps on the global FIFA rankings, in the month of July, Malawi24 can confirm.
Rankings released by the world football governing body indicate that globally the Flames have dropped from position 107 to 133- a stat that shows the team has tremendously slipped on the ratings this time around.
The Flames are 42nd on the African continent.
Algeria are still the best-ranked African team in 32nd place, three ahead of Ivory Coast. Ghana is one place further back in 36th.
Morocco are now eighth in Africa after jumping eight places to 54th in the overall rankings.
Overall, Argentina are still the top-ranked side, followed by Belgium and Colombia.
European champions Portugal have jumped two places to sixth, while runners-up France are a place further back, having moved up 10 spots.