Rabat - Morocco’s national team sits in the 47th spot in the latest FIFA rankings for October 2018, having lost two places.
Rabat – Morocco’s national team sits in the 47th spot in the latest FIFA rankings for October 2018, having lost two places.
Morocco’s performance against Comoros may have affected the Atlas Lions’ position in the list.
Morocco barely managed to win its first Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier game against Comoros 1-0. The second Morocco-Comoros game finished with a 2-2 draw.
In FIFA’s September ranking, the team claimed 45th place after having dropped five spots to 46th in August.
Morocco remains fifth in Africa. Tunisia is 1st in Africa and 22nd internationally. Senegal is 2nd in Africa and 25th internationally. Nigeria is 3rd in Africa (44th globally) and the Republic of Congo is 4th in Africa (46th globally).
Morocco will play its next CAN qualifier game on November 16 in Casablanca against Cameroon, which comes 6th in Africa and 51st internationally.
The last time Morocco played against Cameroon was in October 2017 in Yaounde, in their first of the two CAN qualifier games for the 2019 competition. Morocco lost the game 1-0.
Morocco and Cameroon have played 11 games against each other. They tied four times, and Morocco lost seven times.
To earn a better position in the next FIFA ranking, the Atlas Lions will have to prove they can play better than they did two weeks ago against Comoros.