Rabat – Morocco’s national football team retained its 42nd spot in the latest FIFA ranking, released on Thursday.
With a total of 692 points, Morocco ranks fourth in the African continent, with Tunisia ranking first and 14th worldwide and Senegal second, clinching the 28th position, while the Democratic Republic of Congo was placed third in the African continent and 38th in the world.
The Moroccan squad is followed in Africa’s ranking by Egypt (46th) and Cameroon (50th).
The world ranking is still topped by Germany, the 2017 “Team of the Year,” followed by Brazil, Belgium.
Portugal and Argentina dropped one place each to be ranked fourth and fifth respectively.
The Moroccan national team will train at a camp in Switzerland for 10 days as a part of its preparation 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 faceoff with Iran on June 15, Portugal on June 20, and Spain on June 25.
This is the fifth time that the Atlas Lions have qualified for the World Cup; previously the Lions played in 1970 and 1986 in Mexico, 1994 in USA, and 1998 in France.