Nigeria’s Super Eagles slipped a further place in the latest edition of the FIFA Ranking released on Thursday by football’s world governing body FIFA.
Angry reactions from Nigerians trailed the Eagles’ drop on the global ranking table in November after an impressive friendly win over Argentina but the 2018 World Cup hopefuls have dropped a further place to rank 51st in the World.
Interestingly, there was no change in the Top 35 nations in the World with current World Cup holders Germany ending the year in the first spot followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium respectively.
Nigeria traded places with West African rivals Ghana who were ranked 51st in November. The Super Eagles now have 640 points as against the 671 they had in November and are now ninth in Africa with Algeria which Nigeria lost three goals and three points to now tenth in the continent after climbing six spots from last month.
Senegal remains Africa’s top ranked team on number 23 in the World followed by Tunisia in 27th and Egypt in 31st.
Africa’s Top Ten
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