Thursday, 6 July 2017

FIFA World Ranking: Nigeria Drop To 39th As Germany Top

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one spot in the current Coca-Cola/FIFA World Rankings to stay on the 39th position for the month of July.
Former African champions, Nigeria dropped to the 39th position in the World and sixth spot in Africa in the rankings that was published on FIFA’s official website on Thursday.

The Pharoahs of Egypt dropped six places in the World to the 24th position but retained its spot as the best football nation in Africa.

Senegal retained the second in Africa and 27th in the World while Congo Democratic Republic is the biggest movers in the continent moving 11 places to the third spot in Africa and 28th in the world.

Tunisia moved seven places to the 34th and fourth in Africa; the Cameroon dropped four places to the 36th spot and are ranked fifth in Africa.

Meanwhile, last weekend Confederations Cup winners, Germany, returned to the top of the World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

Brazil and Argentina fell to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Portugal have risen four spots and are found on the 3th place, followed by Switzerland and Poland who fell in the 4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively.

Confederations Runners-up and Copa America holders, Chile, have miraculously dropped three and find themselves on the 7th place, while Colombia, France and Belgium make up the remaining spots in the top ten.

Spain have dropped out of the top ten, going down one spot.

The Netherlands also shocked: they have reached a historical low with the 32nd place. England didn't move: they are still standing on the 13th place, while the United States drop an incredible 12 spots to the 35th place.

FIFA RANKING TOP 10 [AFRICA]
1. Egypt
2. Senegal
3. Congo DR
4. Tunisia
5. Cameroon
6. Nigeria
7. Burkina Faso
8. Algeria
9. Ghana
10. Côte d’Ivoire

FIFA RANKING TOP 10 [WORLD]
1 Germany
2 Brazil
3 Argentina
4 Portugal
5 Switzerland
6 Poland
7 Chile
8 Colombia
9 France
10 Belgium
The next rankings will be released on August 10, 2017.

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