Rabat- Morocco’s national football team dropped two places to 42nd in the the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.
With a total of 692 points, Morocco ranks fourth in the African continent, with Tunisia ranking first and 23rd worldwide and Senegal second, clinching the 27th position, while the Democratic Republic of Congo was placed third in the African continent and 39th in the world.
The Moroccan squad is followed in Africa’s ranking by Egypt (43rd), Cameroon, (51st) and Nigeria (52nd).
The world ranking is still topped by Germany that won the “Team of the Year” title in 2017, followed by Brazil, Portugal and Argentina .
The Moroccan team is now gearing up for the 2018 World Cup, which will take place in Russia this summer. The Atlas Lions finished undefeated in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against strong opponents, including Mali, Gabon, and Cote D’Ivoire.
The Moroccan squad will play in Group B and will face with Iran on June 15, Portugal on June 20, and Spain on June 25.
This is the fifth time the Atlas Lions qualify for the World Cup following the editions of 1970 and 1986 in Mexico, 1994 in USA, and 1998 in France.