Morocco nonetheless removed from Nigeria’s 1994 mark regardless of historic end at Qatar 2022
The Atlas Lions of Morocco ended the 2022 FIFA World Cup in grand model setting and smashing information within the course of.
They completed 4th behind third-place Croatia, runners-up France, and winners Argentina on the simply concluded Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Morocco joined Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010 as the one 4 African international locations to succeed in the quarterfinal mark at FIFA World Cup.
Walid Regragui-led group went a step additional making a report of their very own by beating favourites Portugal, 1-0 within the quarterfinal to e-book a semifinal spot.
They turned the one African nation ever to make it to the final 4 at any FIFA World Cup, that they had an opportunity to make extra historical past however had been crushed by France within the semis and Croatia within the third-place match.
After the conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Morocco ended because the fourth-best crew on this planet.
However regardless of their heroics beating top-ranked nations like Belgium, Spain, and Portugal on their option to fourth place end, they may solely transfer 11 locations within the newest FIFA Rankings.
The Atlas Lions now ranked eleventh finest on this planet, first in Africa however this place remains to be method beneath the Tremendous Eagles mark set in 1994.
Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria had been ranked fifth finest crew within the World in April 1994 months earlier than the beginning of the 1994 FIFA World Cup within the USA.
They had been ranked tenth within the July, and September rankings after the 1994 World Cup the place they solely completed within the second spherical after dropping 2-1 to 10-man Italy.
The 1994 Eagles which paraded high scorer from the Portuguese league (Rasheed Yekini), Premier League, and French league marksmen (Efan Ekoku), and (Victor Ikpeba) nonetheless stay the most effective African crew ever assembled.
Within the newest FIFA Rankings (December 2022), Brazil remained the highest crew, Argentina 2nd, France third, Belgium dropped two locations to 4th and England accomplished the highest 5 within the World.
Prime 10 groups on this planet
Morocco jumped to the highest spot in Africa, Senegal dropped to the 2nd slot, Tunisia third, Cameroon 4th and Nigeria remained fifth finest in Africa however 35 on this planet dropping three locations.
Egypt, Algeria, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso accomplished the highest 10 finest African groups with Ghana nonetheless the eleventh finest in Africa however now 58 on this planet.
Prime 10 groups in Africa
47. Ivory Coast
50. Burkina Faso