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Chipolopolo Drop On FIFA Rankings!!

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Chipolopolo Drop On FIFA Rankings!!

Chipolopolo Drop On FIFA Rankings!!

Chipolopolo’s FIFA Ranking has continued drop with the team sliding from 81st to 90th in a space of eight months, according to FIFA.

World football governing body FIFA has released the latest Global Ranking for its 211 members with reigning World Cup Champions Argentina maintaining their spot at the top.

The South Americans are being trailed by 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions France while former number one Belgium are place third, 87 places better than the beloved Chipolopolo.

In October last year, Zambia was ranked 81st before dropping to 84, 87, 86 and now 90.

The drop in four places from 86 in April to 90 In June 2024 can be attributed to the team’s back to back losses in the World Cup Qualifier to Morocco and Tanzania.

Earlier In June 2024, the team lost 2 – 1 to Morocco before recording a 1 – 0 defeat to Tanzania at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

In Africa, Zambia are nowhere near the top 10 as they sit 19th on the rankings.

According to FIFA, the World Ranking of teams is determined using the Elo Model.

“This method adds or subtracts points for matches to or from a team’s existing point total. The points which are added or subtracted are partially determined by: relative team strength match importance, match result and expected match result,” FIFA states.

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