FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Moves Up, Now 3rd In Africa, 32nd In World

Nigeria has moved up four places to 32nd in the latest FIFA Ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday.

Despite an early exit from the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles put up a commanding display during the group stages, collecting all available nine points and pushed Tunisia all the way before crashing out in the Round of 16.

The team currently led by Austin Eguavoen were seeded against Ghana during the draw for the final World Cup play-offs in Africa as a result of being among the best five teams on the continent.

Although the current FIFA ranking may not have any immediate impact on World Cup qualifying, it will serve as a morale booster for the squad who are now 29 places above the Black Stars of Ghana.

AFCON winners, Senegal remains the best team, followed by Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon, Algeria, Mali and the Ivory Coast in that order to make up the top 10 best teams on the continent.

Globally, Belgium retains the number one spot and are followed by Brazil, France, Argentina, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Netherlands.

-Vanguard

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One Response to “FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Moves Up, Now 3rd In Africa, 32nd In World”

  1. Nigeria loss the competition

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