Zimbabwe Warriors climbed eight places to 98th from 106 in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on 5 September 2012. The African rankings remained static at position 26.
Zimbabwe Warrior's move comes just before the Warriors beat Angola in an Afcon qualifier that was played on Sunday. The often wasteful Warriors of Zimbabwe exhibited clinical finishing to beat Angola 3-1 in Harare.
Mateus Galiano da Costa conceded an early own-goal, before a Khama Billiat shot and an Archieford Gutu header gave Zimbabwe a three-goal halftime lead that was trimmed early in the second half when Djalma Campos scored.
The Zimbabwe Warriors qualified for the AFCON 2013 last round thanks to Knowledge Musona who slotted home a Khama Billiat cross midway into the first half.
Zimbabwe's highest FIFA ranking was position 40 in April 1995 during the Dream Team era, its lowest ranking is position 131 which was reached in October 2009. The best climb on the rankings was recorded 10 June when the Warriors climbed 39 places to position 89 and the worst decline was in February 2007 when the Warriors dropped 22 positions.
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