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Egypt's footballers seem to be getting back on track and climbing their way back to the top after a years-long drop. 

In March, Egypt landed the 20th spot, putting the country in the top 20 for the first time since 2011 in the men's monthly global rankings, which was released by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

This month, the national team went further to claim the 19th place in the FIFA rankings.

The Pharaohs have also maintained their lead in the African continent as well as the Arab world, according to FIFA. 

The Egyptian national team made it to the global top ten in 2010 during what is referred to as its golden era -- when Egypt became the first and only country to achieve three successive wins in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Egypt has not qualified for the Africa Cup since then.

After landing in ninth place in the FIFA rankings in 2010, Egypt's position drastically declined during the revolution, dropping to the 31st place in 2011. Egypt reached an all-time low (60th position) in 2014.

But, The Pharaohs are getting back on their feet. 

Egypt men's FIFA ranking over the years Source: FIFA

Coached by former Argentinian footballer Hector Cuper, the men's national team competed in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations this February, after failing to qualify for the previous three editions. The team beat the odds and took home the silver medal after losing to Cameroon in the finals. 

Due to the team's impressive performance in the Africa Cup, Egypt leaped from 36th place in January to 23rd place in February. This April, it went on to become the 19th best football team in the world according to the FIFA rankings.

Egypt continues to top other African nations in the global football rankings, ahead of Senegal (30), Cameroon (33) and Burkina Faso (35). It has also maintained its lead over other Arab countries, including Tunisia (42), Saudi Arabia (52) and Morocco (53).

Arab countries in the Top 100 of the FIFA ranking for April 2017

In their first friendly match since the Africa Cup, The Pharaohs won 3-0 against Togo. Now, the team has set its sights on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which they have not qualified for since 1990.

"If Cuper and the Pharaohs can continue in the same vein, especially on the road to Russia 2018, then Egyptian football could soon be enjoying the glory days again," FIFA said.