Latest FIFA rankings see Egypt drop 20 places after disastrous World Cup

By Robert Abong'o: Thursday, August 16th 2018 at 12:27 GMT +3 | Sports
Mo Salah's Egypt drops 20 places [COURTESY]

Mohamed Salah’s Egypt has dropped from 45th to 65th in the latest FIFA rankings.

The Pharaohs failed to get Salah fit in time for the opening game of the World Cup and lost 1-0 in to Uruguay courtesy of a José María Giménez header in additional time. They went on to lose their second match against Russia 3-1 before bowing out of the tournament with a humiliating loss to Saudi Arabia.

The dismal performance in Russia has seen Egypt drop down by 77 points and 20 places – the biggest drop by any football team in the history of rankings.

Meanwhile, World Cup winners France lead the way after climbing to first.

Pogba celebrates his goal at the World Cup final [COURTESY]

Finalists Croatia have moved into the top 10, climbing from 16th to 4th while Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions have moved up 6 places to 6th.

Croatia has moved into the top 10 for the first time in years [COURTESY]

Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Chile, Germany and Poland have all moved out of the top 10.

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Lionel Messi's Argentina is nowhere to be seen in the top 10 [COURTESY]

Here’s the top 10:

Screenshots of latest FIFA rankings [FIFA]
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