The Senegalese national team starts the new season in 20th place in the FIFA world ranking list published this week, ahead of all other African countries but far from Belgium in first place.
Senegal, whose national team relies on Liverpool striker Sadio Mané is preparing for a competition-free year – as The African Nations Cup, initially scheduled for January, was postponed to the same time next year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Senegalese finalists of the last ANC beat Tunisia and Nigeria who placed continentally 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
The reigning African champions, the Algerian fennecs came in fourth place with Moroccan neighbour right behind and Ghana narrowly missing the top 5 in 6th place.