Nigeria Super Eagles drop one spot on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, aclsports.com can confirm. Nigeria dropped one place from number 33 in August to 34 in September in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.
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This comes after the Super Eagles were held to an exciting 2-2 draw by their hosts, Ukraine, in a a recent international friendly.
That game against Ukraine which was the first since the Eagles finished third at the AFCON2019 was one of 74 friendlies held in the last international break.
However, Nigeria remains third in Africa behind the duo of Senegal, 20th in the world, and Tunisia, who occupy number 29 on the ranking.
The top five ranked teams in Africa is completed by two North African giants, African champions, Algeria, 38, and Morocco, 39. Both Algeria and Morocco moved two places.
In the world, Belgium retained their number one spot while France, up one spot, Brazil, down a spot, England and Portugal occupy second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Top Ten Ranked African Countries
- Senegal (20)
- Tunisia (29)
- Nigeria (34)
- Algeria (38)
- Morocco (39)
- Egypt (49)
- Ghana (51)
- Cameroon (53)
- Congo DR (55)
- Ivory Coast (56)
October 24 is when the next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published.