19 January 2018

Nigeria: Eagles Maintain 51st Position in FIFA's Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 51st position in the latest Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Coca Cola World Ranking released yesterday. The latest rankings was published on FIFA's official website.

The Eagles retained their ninth position in Africa. Nigeria's 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina remain fourth in the world.

But the Super Eagles' two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland moved up two places. Croatia stepped up to 15th, while debutant Iceland moved two places to 20th.

Super Eagles opponents in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifiers, Seychelles remained 192nd. Libya who top Group E dropped one spot to 89th, while South Africa rose three places to 78th.

Meanwhile, the top 10 ranked countries in the world are Germany (number one), Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium in fifth position

In sixth is Spain, Poland is seventh, Switzerland occupy eight, France ninth and Chile is in he 10th position.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on February 15, 2018.

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