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Nepal move three-position up, Germany retain top spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nepal move three-position up, Germany retain top spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

On the continent, World Cup-bound Tunisia replaced Egypt at the top moving up by nine places while Egypt dropped two places to position six.

"For two years we have been talking about a Club World Cup with 24 teams, more inclusive and with more respect for the worldwide calendar, with fewer games", Infantino told reporters at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) annual conference.

Maldives successfully advanced by three levels and secured the 147th position in the monthly FIFA ranking list released by World Football Federation.

Senegal, another of the continent's quintet in Russian Federation, are second-placed in Africa but drop one place overall to 28th, while the Democratic Republic of Congo complete CAF's top three after climbing one spot to 38th globally.

Kenya's downward spiral has been occasioned by the embarrassing outing last month that saw the country draw with Comoros before losing to Central African Republic (CAR).

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In their first match under new head coach Fritz Schmid after Anthony Hudson's resignation after November's failed World Cup qualifying campaign, the All Whites fell 1-0 to 90th-ranked Canada on neutral soil in San Pedro del Pinatar.

The Red Devils jumped above Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Lionel Messi's Argentina, who follow in fourth and fifth position respectively. Saudi Arabia dropped one place to become 70th, just four spots below Russian Federation who dropped three places to 66th spot.

The Club World Cup is an annual competition that sees seven clubs, usually winners of their continental tournaments, compete in a knock-out event.

Reigning world champions Germany on Thursday retained top spot in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings despite extending their winless run to four matches.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers a speech at the 68th Ordinary CONMEBOL Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 12, 2018.