Liberia static in new FIFA's Ranking
By Boy Dolo
The Lone Star moved on level points with 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group rival Togo in the latest release of the FIFA Coca Cola Ranking for the Month of March.
There was no change in Liberia’s status in the monthly ranking by FIFA as she remained at 101 position points tied with Togo who also finished at the same spot. Liberia finished 101 in February.
At the same time, the red, white and blue outfit finished at 26th place in Africa.
Liberia have not played a match since her back to back defeats at the hands of the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the preliminary round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup last year.
Meanwhile, Cape Verde moved to the top in African.It is a remarkable achievement for the tiny island nation, which is located on an archipelago off the northwest coast of the continent.
The Blue Sharks replaced giants Ivory Coast at the summit, with the African champions dropping down to second spot. Cameroon also improved, moving into the top 10 at the expense of Guinea.
Algeria, Ghana and Tunisia are third, fourth and fifth respectively, while Senegal, Egypt, DR Congo, Congo and Cameroon complete the top 10 list on the continent
On the global scene, Belgium continue to dominate, while Argentina, Spain, Germany and Chile stay closely pressed to the leaders.
Four-time world champions Italy (14, plus 1) meanwhile, recorded the only positive movement in the top 20 this month. Further down the table, Poland gained the most ground of the top 50 teams, climbing three places (31, plus 3) while Serbia (50, plus 1) re-entered the top 50 at Norway’s expense (51, minus 1).
While no team reached its best ever position in the March ranking, a few teams successfully held onto their best ever positions, namely: Belgium (1), Chile (5), Austria (10), Hungary (19) and Kyrgyzstan (105).
The most impressive movers for March were Venezuela and Armenia. The South Americans climbed 6 places and gained 57 points to rise to 75th position, thanks to an impressive 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Barinas on 2 February.
Armenia, meanwhile, enjoyed the biggest climb of the month (116, up 7). Closely chasing Armenia and Venezuela’s success were Israel (67, plus 6), Kazakhstan (125, plus 6) and Guyana (156, plus 6).