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Egypt fourth best African team in FIFA ranking

Cote d'Ivoire leads the pack with 912 points and placed 17th in the world

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Egypt has made the biggest improvement among African countries in the first 2014 FIFA World ranking to become fourth best team in Africa and 31st worldwide.

The Pharaohs, winner of a record seven African Cup of Nations (CAN) trophies, climbed 10 places since the last ranking released in December 2013, according to the FIFA official website.

The monthly ranking which was released on Thursday showed that the Egyptian football team surpassed the continent's champions Nigeria.

In the African ranking, Cote d'Ivoire leads the pack with 912 points and placed 17th in the world, followed by Ghana with 851 points and Algeria with 792 points.

No movement in the top 25 was noted in the ranking with Spain still holding the lead over Germany and Argentina.

Next month’s ranking is expected to bring novelty to the order as FIFA is due to include results from the African Nations Championship, the website reported.

The African Nations Championship takes place from Jan. 11 till Feb. 1.