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Zambia Gains On FIFA Ranking

Zambia has moved one place up on the latest FIFA Coca Cola World rankings.

According to the rankings released on Monday in Zurich, Zambia stands in 78th position in the world while occupying 17th place in Africa.

The Chipolopolo has moved up despite having lost 1-0 to Nigeria in the Group B Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier benefitting from a cumulative run of good results in the last few months.

Zambia’s next opponents in the FIFA World Cup on November 11 Cameroun is ranked 42nd in the world while perched in sixth position in Africa.

Group B leaders Nigeria is on 41st slot in the world and sits in 5th on the African continent.
Tunisia is the highest ranked African team making it in 28th position.

17 Comments

  1. sir roy

    Chipolopolo,we always get the poorest if not most fake results from FIFA.one wonders how.jst look at the way we played against 9jria a much matured team with 90% profetionals# talk of algeria all gaints of africa;in the end?we get peanuts alas!

    • Mr. BJ

      Fifa has to normalise things in order for Zambia to get a better ranking. The one recently announced doesn’t much with our team’s current form, way above even the number one team in Africa. Beating Algeria back to back earns our team massive ranking points. Facing facts : Fifa with its current mandate is openly very unfair! Ndeloleshafye!!!

    • Mr. BJ

      Fifa has to normalise things in order for Zambia to get a better ranking. The one recently announced doesn’t much with our team’s current form, way above even the number one team in Africa. Beating Algeria back to back earns our team massive ranking points. Facing facts : Fifa with its current mandate is openly very unfair! Limbi kamo nga musungu ali coach! Give praise where its due. Ndeloleshafye!!!

  2. Prince

    FIFA try to be Fair. I think this is not fair.because if you look what we played starting from CHAN qualifying up to the Nigeria Match.We were playing very well. Now how come we move one step.FIFA pliz be fair when you are ranking. For me this FIFA ranking is not genuine. Am waiting for another good rankings.

    • Just me

      The FIFA rankings are based on the number of matches played and the results played. The ranking system also varies depending on the type of matches such as friendlies vs. For a world cup games. The more competitive tournaments a team plays and the more wins they get, improved the standings. It is by no means calculated by who you play. If Zambia beats Brazil today, Zambia will still be where they are….until zambia starts being consistent in qualifying for bigger tournaments expect Zambia to stay near where they are.

    • H. F CHIKHUNGU

      I should think that playing well should tally with winning.

  3. H. F CHIKHUNGU

    I think the ranking also tallies with the results despite playing well.

  4. kabamba cossam

    to be honest its not fair to what the fifa are doing

  5. kabamba cossam

    we having been playing wonderful matches,why move one step

  6. Hogan libamba

    Wonderful

  7. Chansa Knowledge

    Ba Zambia fipolopolo!!!

  8. alisa ndonji

    ba zambia

  9. Heldon mukabe

    looking forward to a time zambia will be ranked first in africa

  10. Morris mwanza

    Fifa is always unfair for us Zambia. What have we done to so called FIFA?

  11. KK ELEVEN

    FIFA IS A JOKE WHICH SHOULDNT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.ZAMBIA IS FAR MUCH BETTER THAN ALGERIA AND CAMEROON BUT YET THESE FAKE RANKINGS SAY OTHERWISE.ABASH THESE REPTILIAN FIFA THUGS!

  12. jj

    Nonsense

  13. concerned chap

    I think in Zambia we lack man power….no one talks about the nonsense FIFA does we still remain silent pipo ahead of us take action we have kept these nonsense for quit long……

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