ZURICH (AP) – Zambia has soared in the FIFA rankings after winning the African Cup of Nations, and Germany climbed to second behind World Cup winner and European champion Spain.
Zambia rises 28 places to No. 43, becoming the continent's fourth-ranked nation after starting the African Cup in 16th place.
Ivory Coast, which lost Sunday's final in a penalty shootout, is the highest African nation at No. 15.
Egypt plummeted 25 places to No. 61. The three-time defending African champions failed to qualify for the tournament.
Germany moved up one, dropping the Netherlands to third. South American champion Uruguay is fourth, followed by manager-less England.
Portugal rises to No. 6, dropping Brazil to seventh. Denmark relegates Argentina a spot to No. 11.