Antananarivo, October 4, 11:45 a.m. -Madagascar is gaining ground. In the world ranking updated on September 30 by Beach-Soccer World Wide (BSWW), Madagascar climbed to 73rd place. Madagascar is tenth among African countries, ahead of Senegal, Egypt and Uganda, their future opponents at the African Cup of Nations in a few weeks.
Madagascar owes its fine rise in the standings to its performance during the qualifications for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Beach Soccer, in particular its performance against Seychelles in the last round. Not qualified for the CAN, the Seychelles remain ahead of the big island in the rankings and rank eighth in Africa and 60th in the world.
Madagascar’s best ranking dates back to 2015, the year of its continental title. At the time, the Malagasy men’s selection was ranked 14th in the world and third in Africa behind Senegal and Egypt. Since then, the Barea have missed many official meetings which has not allowed him to maintain his rank.
The Barea will have the opportunity to improve their ranking during the CAN Beach soccer which will take place from October 21 to 30 in Mozambique.
Photo: Malagasy Football Federation