14 February 2013

Nigeria: Fifa Ranking - Super Eagles Climb 22 Spots

The Super Eagles have profited from their Afcon triumph as they have risen by 22 spots on the global football list.

Nigeria rose 22 spots to place 30th on the Fifa rankings released on February 14 thanks to their impressive victory at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0 on Sunday to win their third African title in Johannesburg.

This made them climb up sharply on the global rankings to 30th place and fourth in Africa. They were 52nd globally and number nine in Africa when the Afcon commenced in January.

Cote D'Ivoire remain the top country in Africa as they climbed two places up to 12th worldwide despite failing to get past the quarter final stage. Ghana and Mali remain in second and third place.

Algeria, Tunisia, Zambia, Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and South Africa make up the top ten countries in Africa.

Spain, Germany, Argentina, England and Italy hold the top five spots globally

With Agency Report

Copyright © 2013 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.