Liberia Return to 144th on FIFA World Ranking

Liberia players celebrate after Marcus Macauley scored the opening goal.  

Liberia men’s national football team have returned to 144th – their best ranking since February 2018, in the latest FIFA ranking.

FIFA released the latest monthly ratings following the end of Africa’s second stage of qualification for the 2022 World Cup that saw 10 countries advancing as group winners to the final play-off round. 

The men’s FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams. The teams of the men’s member nations of FIFA are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

The Lone Star climbed six places, moving from 150th to 144th after their 3-1 win against the Central African Republic (C.A.R) in their final qualifiers match.

They could have climbed higher if they had managed at least a draw against Nigeria. Liberia moved to the 144th position from the 150th for the first time in September after a 1-0 win against the same C.A.R. but dropped six places after a back-to-back defeat against Cape Verde in October.

On the African continent, Liberia climbed two spots, moving from 44th to 42nd. Senegal remains Africa’s number one, 20th in the world after ending their group stage qualifiers unbeaten with five wins and a draw in six games.

They are followed by Morocco, Tunisia, reigning African champions Algeria, and Nigeria in the remaining top four positions on the continent.  The last FIFA ranking for 2021 is scheduled for December 16.

Liberia 2021 Ranking 

Nov. – 144th

Oct. – 150th

Sept. – 144th

Aug. – 150th 

May. – 151st

Apr. – 151st

Feb. – 152nd