After winning their third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt jumped up 14 places to grab the tenth spot in the FIFA rankings for the first time ever.
After clinching an unprecedented third straight African Cup of Nations title with a perfect record in Angola, Egypt made huge progress to lie amongst the world heavyweights on the table.
The masters of Africa are now ranked 10th overall, a second best African record, only beaten by the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 1994 who managed to be 5th.
While Spain remain on top in front of Brazil and the Netherlands, the Pharaohs were the best movers within the top 50 nations, taking over 10th place from Croatia.
Other African nations have taken advantage of the continental showdown.
Nigeria, who finished third in Angola, made significant progress as they moved up seven spots to lie 15th. Runners-up Ghana came in 27th place.
Africa’s other World Cup finalists Cameroon (20), Ivory Coast (22) and Algeria (31) have all declined after their unimpressive CAN campaigns, dropping respectively 9, 6 and 5 places.
On the other hand, Zambia moved up 11 places to reach 73rd rank while Malawi secured a 82nd place with a 17 place jump.
This monthly ranking will most certainly evolve as we get closer the South African World Cup in June.