Thursday, 18 January 2018

Nigeria Retain Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 51st position in the world in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, released by the world football governing body on Thursday.
The coach Gernot Rohr side also retained ninth position in Africa.

Tunisia, who moved up four places, are now Africa’s highest ranked team and 23rd in the world.

Senegal, Egypt Morocco, Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Algeria complete the list of Africa’s best 10 teams.

With just 22 matches played (none by Nigeria), all friendlies, since the December edition, FIFA said it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first ranking of 2018.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina were also non-movers as they 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 Iceland moved two places to 20th.

Germany are still the number one team in the world while the top ten teams in the world are unchanged.


TOP TEN TEAMS IN AFRICA:

Tunisia
Senegal
Egypt
Morrocco
Congo DR
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ghana
Nigeria
Algeria

TOP TEN TEAMS IN THE WORLD:

Germany
Brazil
Portugal
Argentina
Belgium
Spain
Poland
Switzerland
France
Chile

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

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