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FIFA rankings: Nigeria drop two spots globally, now 5th in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drop two spots globally, now 5th in Africa
August 12
12:20 2021

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped two places from 32nd to 34nd in the world based on FIFA’s latest rankings.

According to the list released on Thursday by the world football governing body, the three-time African champions also moved two steps backward from 3rd to 5th on the continent.

Nigeria’s current rating was due to poor showings in the international friendly games played since the last ranking in May.

Super Eagles failed to register a win in the double-header against Cameroun in June — losing 1-0 to Andre Anguissa’s grounder in the first match. They also recorded a goalless draw in the second match.

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The Super Eagles team B were also resoundingly defeated 4-0 by Mexico in the US.

The match was played by footballers playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Senegal retain the first position in Africa and 21st in the world with 1545 points, while Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are now 28th globally and second on the continent. Algeria and Morocco rank 3rd and 4th in Africa.

Belgium remain unmoved as the best team in the world, followed by Brazil, France and England as Italy, newly crowned champions of Europe, complete the global top five.

The next rankings will be published on September 16, 2021.

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