Nigeria climb one spot in FIFA world ranking, Fifth in Africa
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed one place in the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday morning by the world football ruling body (FIFA).
According to the rankings released yesterday, the Super Eagles amassed 1415 points to finish 48th in the month of September
The Eagles were 49th in August but their latest September position is enhanced by the emphatic 3-0 win over Seychelles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Victoria 12 days ago.
The ranking means Nigeria are now Africa’s fifth best football national team behind the quartet of Tunisia (23rd in the world), Senegal (25th), DR Congo (40th) and Morocco (45th
Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying foes, South Africa, Libya and Seychelles are ranked as 73rd, 99th and 189th respectively.
World champions, France, and Belgium are the joint ranked best team in number one by FIFA followed by Brazil (3), Croatia (4), Uruguay (5), England (6), Portugal (7), Switzerland (8), Spain (9), Denmark (10).
Argentina, winners of the World Cup in 1978 and 1986 are 11th in the FIFA ranking table.