Nigeria: Super Eagles Drop in Latest FIFA Rankings

Ndidi Wilfred.
8 February 2019

Nigeria has retained her fourth position in Africa but dropped two places from her previous 44th position in FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings released yesterday.

Nigeria also retained her 1,427 points from the previous list in December.

The first ranking of the year also saw Asian champions, Qatar, climb to 55th in the world, gaining 38 places and reaching their best position since 1993.

Meanwhile, Senegal retains her top spot among CAF teams with 1,505 points and 24th in the world with Tunisia following closely with 1,493 points on 28th place.

Behind is Morrocco who garnered 1,440 points after descending three places, from 40th placed in the previous list to 43rd.

The Eagles next opponent, for their last match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Seychelles, who will be in Asaba on March 23rd, are 189th, while the AFCON 2019 hosts, Egypt, who Nigeria play March 26th at same venue in an international friendly, are 57th

Belgium, France, Brazil, Croatia and England are the world's top five teams in that order.

England stay in fifth, behind World Cup finalists Croatia. Wales remain in 19th, the Republic of Ireland drop one place to 34th, Northern Ireland drop one spot to 36th and Scotland move down two places to 40th. The next rankings will be published on April 4.

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