Thursday, 23 November 2017

Nigeria Drop In Latest FIFA Ranking; Germany Stay Top

Nigeria have dropped down to 50th position in world, according to latest FIFA World Ranking that was released on Thursday, November 23.
Despite playing out a 1-1 away draw against Algeria in their last game of the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifying games and securing a 4-2 comeback win over Argentina in a grade A FIFA recognized friendly game, Nigeria have still dropped nine places in the new FIFA Ranking.

Nigeria, which were ranked 41st in the world and 5th in Africa last month ranking, are now 8th on the continent behind Senegal who recorded their highest-ever position on the monthly ranking moving up nine steps to 23rd.

The Teranga Lions are now the top-ranked African nation, having leapfrogged Tunisia in 27th position (second in Africa) and Egypt who dropped one place to 31st.

Congo DR are in fourth while Morocco,Burkina Faso and Cameroon all finished above Nigeria.

Meanwhile, in the top 10 ranked teams, Germany have held on to top spot, Brazil are number two, Portugal are in third position, Argentina remain in fourth and Belgium fifth.

Spain moved up to sixth position, Poland are now seventh. Switzerland moved into the top ten bracket and are now eight while France and Chile complete the top ten in ninth and 10th respectively.

Below is a list of the 10 best teams in Africa and world according to the new release


1. Senegal

2. Tunisia

3. Egypt

4. Congo DR

5. Morocco

6. Burkina Faso

7. Cameroon

8. Nigeria

9. Ghana

10. Côte d’Ivoire

Of the top ten teams in Africa, only Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal were able to secure qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

In the World rankings, the top 5 remain unchanged, Spain and Switzerland climb to sixth and eighth respectively, Poland are in seventh while France and Chile make up the top 10.


1. Germany

2. Brazil

3. Portugal

4. Argentina

5. Belgium

6. Spain

7. Poland

8. Switzerland

9. France

10. Chile.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 21 December 2017.

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