Cameroon’s victorious Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign has seen the African champions climbing 29 spots in the latest Fifa ranking.
The Indomitable Lions, who won the continental tournament on February 5 by defeating Egypt 2-1 in the final, now occupy 33rd place, just ahead of Austria and behind Iran.
Conquered finalists Egypt, meanwhile, have dislodged the Republic of Ireland in 23rd position after climbing 12 places.
The Pharaohs are Africa’s best team followed by Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo, in that order.
Tournament hosts Gabon also enjoyed a considerable rise, moving up 21 places to 87th.
There was only one change in the top 10 as France leapfrogged Colombia into sixth place, with Argentina continuing to lead the way at the summit, followed closely by Brazil in second and Germany in third.
Wales and England remain unchanged in 12th and 13th, respectively, but Italy have moved up one place to 15th.
Malawi’s Flames, who are in the same 2019 Afcon qualifying group with Cameroon, have dropped two places and are now on position 104.