Despite not qualifying for this year's World Cup, Egypt has made massive leaps on the FIFA rankings.
Egyptian football fans are still dealing with the depressing news of not making this year's World Cup in what is becoming a national tradition. However, despite this unfortunate fact, there is, at the very least, a silver lining. Even though we didn't make it to the World Cup because we lost one game badly, let’s not forget we won every other match.
For the string of wins we were able to pull together, Egypt was rewarded by moving 10 places up the FIFA world ranking. Egypt is now ranked as the 31st best footballing country in the world. This move is the largest shift on the charts this year, and may also be in large part due to the fact that older poor results were dropped, as the ranking is calculated on the last four years. As for the top 10, not much has changed; Spain is still at the top followed by Germany, and Argentina.
It makes you wonder if ditching Bob Bradley was the best idea, considering they only lost one match. Unfortunately it was how they lost that match that will never be forgotten. 6-1 to Ghana will definitely be remembered for at least the next four years.