African Cup champion Cameroon soars up latest FIFA rankings

Cameroon's Benjamin Moukandjo lifts the trophy after winning the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l'Amitie. Cameroon won 2-1. (Sunday Alamba/AP)

ZURICH – African champion Cameroon has moved up to No. 33 in the FIFA rankings, rewarded with a 29-place jump for winning the continental title over the weekend.

Africa’s top-ranked team is No. 25 Egypt, which lost in the final. Previous leader Senegal climbed two to No. 31.

Argentina leads an unchanged top five following a month when no high-ranked teams played. Brazil is No. 2, followed by World Cup champion Germany, Chile and Belgium. France climbed over Colombia to reach No. 6.

Mexico leads CONCACAF at No. 17, and Costa Rica fell two to No. 19. The United States dropped one to No. 29.

Canada rose three spots to No. 117.

Iran leads Asian confederation teams at No. 32, while World Cup host Russia fell five to No. 61.

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