The Super Eagles of Nigeria has moved up three places in the world but retains same spot in Africa, in the latest FIFA Ranking released earlier today by the world football governing body
Nigeria was ranked 44th in the August rankings, but the four points picked up in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Cameroon has helped them move three spots to 41 in the world for September rankings as the win over Zambia that qualified them for the 2018 world cup wasn’t factored into the calculations for the rankings for September with FIFA giving the Eagles point for the home win and the away draw picked up against Cameroon in September.
However, Nigeria still remains 5th in Africa behind Tunisia who has moved up three places in the world to 28th and 1st in Africa and Egypt, Senegal and DR Congo who are ranked 30th, 32nd and 35th respectively in the global world ranking.
The other five teams that makes up top ten in Africa include Cameroon also moving up three places in the world from 45th to 42nd and 6th in Africa, Morocco moving up eight places to 48th and 7th in Africa, Ghana retaining its 52nd spot in the world, Burkina Faso dropping six places down to 55th in the world and 9th in Africa and Ivory Coast also dropping seven places down to 61st in the world and 10th in Africa
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The top six teams in the global world ranking retained their spots with Germany still at the top ahead of Brazil on second spot while Portugal, Argentina, Belgium and Poland occupy the next four spots as it was in the previous ranking.
England moved three places up to 12th position with France and Spain moving one place and three places up to 7th and 8th respectively.
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