ZURICH - Algeria advance to the 25th position in the March monthly ranking of the International Federation of Football (FIFA), published Thursday, whose top three remain unchanged with Spain, Germany and Argentina.
Greens win against Slovenia (2-0) in a friendly match played on March 5 in Blida explains that place won by Vahid Halilhodzic’s men.
The Algerian team next match will take place on May 31 against Romania in Geneva as part of their preparation for the World Cup 2014.
With 819 points, Algeria maintains its second place in Africa, ahead of Egypt which moved 12 places after their victory in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina (21st, - 4).
Côte d'Ivoire remains atop of African teams, but lost a place in comparison with February rankings (24th, -1).
Belgium, the first opponent of Algeria in 2014 World Cup, return to the world's top 10 despite the home draw against Côte d'Ivoire (2-2) in a friendly match.
The other two opponents of Algeria also grew thanks to their success in friendlies. Russia jumped 3 places (19th) and South Korea won a place and occupies the 60th position after success against Greece (2-0) in Athens.