Morocco highest climber in the world after finishing fourth at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Morocco’s remarkable exploits at the 2022 World in Qatar has been them become the highest climber in the world following the release of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

The Atlas Lions are currently ranked 11th in the world after shocking the world with their spirited performance.

Morocco made history at the tournament by becoming the first African nation to qualify for the last four of the global showpiece, however they lost to the defending champions, France.

They lost again to Croatia who clinched a play-off victory on Saturday. Josko Gvardiol gave Croatia the lead on seven minutes but Achraf Dari levelled just two minutes later. Mislav Orsic restored Croatia’s lead three minutes before half-time.

The North African country are one of the biggest climbers as they rose 11 places together with Australia.

Both countries massively overperformed however, it’s not Morocco’s highest-ever ranking, as they were 10th in 1998, but as recently as 2015 they were as low as 92nd.