Algeria completes the 10 strongest African nations in 60th position and Federation Internationale de Football Association explain the massive drops of African teams due to the fact that games in the recent CHAN tournament only count as friendlies, because it's not a official FIFA-accredited tournament.
The Vikings of Iceland were the revelations of the last Euros in France and they have moved to places up the ratings.
There were a total of 34 worldwide matches played, of which 28 took place on African soil, all of them friendly, which explains the lack of significant alterations at the top of the latest ranking.
Nigeria's Super Eagles have further crashed in February ranking released by the World football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday. Congo DR climbed four places to attain the 39th position, while Egypt, defending Nations Cup winners slipped 13 places to 43rd.
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The next ranking will be published by the official website of Fifa, fifa.com, on 15 March, 2018.
The lowest-ranked of the continent's five World Cup-bound teams, Nigeria, drop one place to 52nd worldwide - and seventh in Africa - while Ghana drop fourth to 54th.
The team collected seven points in the FIFA World Cup qualifying round in 2017 and did not manage to qualify for finals.
World champions Germany stay no. 1, followed by Brazil and European champions Portugal, who are ahead of Argentina, Belgium and Spain.