Rabat – Morocco’s victory over Malawi has benefited the Atlas Lions. The team has gained a spot in this month’s FIFA ranking, up to 45th.
With 1,425 points, the Atlas Lions rank fourth in Africa behind Tunisia (23), Senegal (25), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (40).
Last month, the national football team dropped five spots to 46th.
Coming first in the FIFA ranking, the 2018 World Cup champion, France, shares the lead with Belgium. France and Belgium have 1,729 points, followed by Brazil (3), Croatia (4), and Uruguay (5).
To earn a better spot in the next FIFA ranking, the Moroccan team needs to score another win during the qualification games of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nationas (CAN).
The Atlas Lions will play against Comoros on October 10 and Cameroon on November 17.