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Warriors end year ranked 107

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THE Warriors ended the year ranked 107 in the Fifa/Coca Cola world rankings released yesterday despite beating Mozambique 2-1 in their last international friendly of the year at Barbourfields Stadium on December 8.

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The senior national team is now ranked as the 30th best team in Africa, one place down from 29 to cap a rather terrible year for Zimbabwe.

The Warriors are already in camp to start preparations for the 2014 African Nations Championships (Chan) finals which kick off in South Africa on January 11. They have been drawn against Morocco, Burkina Faso and Uganda.

Cote d’Ivoire remain the best-placed African side at number 17 in the world, followed by Ghana (24), Algeria (26), Nigeria (36) and Egypt (38).

The top 10 is rounded out by Cape Verde (39), Mali (42), Tunisia (49), Cameroon (51) and Burkina Faso (58).

Portugal were the big movers in the global list, gaining nine places to end the year in fifth position. Ahead of them are leaders Spain, Germany, Argentina and Colombia.

Rounding out the top 10 on the global list are Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Brazil.

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