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FIFA World Ranking: Algeria keeps 33rd place

The Algerian football team kept the 33rd place in the monthly FIFA World Ranking released Thursday.

On the Continental level, Algeria also kept its 4th position, ahead of Senegal (22nd), Tunisia (26th), and Nigeria (32nd).

Qualified for the African Cup of Nations CAN-2021, postponed to 2022 in Cameroon, the national team will return to the pitch in June, playing three friendly games against Mauritania (Thursday 3 June in Blida), Mali (Sunday 6 June in Blida), and Tunisia (Friday 11 June in Tunis).

Mali is ranked 57th, while Mauritania is a very distant at 101st.

These encounters will replace the first two rounds of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which were postponed to September due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The first two opponents of the “Greens” in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers: at home against Djibouti, and away against Burkina Faso, occupying 183rd and 60th place respectively. Niger, Algeria’s other opponent in these qualifiers, is ranked 112th.

At the top of the ranking, Belgium remains in the lead, ahead of France and Brazil. The Top 10 remains unchanged from the previous ranking, unveiled last April. Only Bahrain has moved up one place (98th).

Euro 2020, postponed to 2021 (11 June – 11 July), and the Copa America (11 June – 10 July), will certainly lead to changes in the next ranking, due to be published on 12 August.

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