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Continental champions climb ranking

While the South American sides dominate the upper echelons of the ranking, there have been significant gains by sides taking part in both the Africa Cup of Nations and the Concacaf Gold Cup

With the continental finals of Africa, South America, and North, Central America and the Caribbean reaching a crescendo in the past month, the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has seen a number of significant changes. Unsurprisingly, the regional kings are some of the primary beneficiaries in the July…

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Top 20 holds, small gains for African minnows

With many club seasons nearing their climax, it was a quiet month on the international front – a fact reflected in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Seeing just seven games played, the top 20 places remained static following April, with a one-place drop for Slovakia (24th) accounting for the only…

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FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa

Following an open tender process for 42 territories* in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the region. The tender was launched on 21 October 2016 and included the media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events**, including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018…