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Nigeria maintain 34th spot in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria maintain 34th spot in latest FIFA rankings
September 16
17:12 2021

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 34th spot in the FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.

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According to the latest ranking, the three-time AFCON champions also maintained their fifth position on the continent.

The victories over Liberia and Cape Verde in the World Cup qualification games helped the Super Eagles to accrue 1,492 points to remain among the top 35 teams in the world.

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Senegal retain the first position in Africa and 20th in the world with 1,555 points, while Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are now 25th globally and second on the continent. Algeria and Morocco rank 3rd and 4th respectively in Africa.

Belgium remain unmoved as the best team in the world, followed by Brazil, while England climbed to third.

France and Italy, newly crowned champions of Europe, complete the global top five.

Denmark broke into the top 10 for the first time since 2019 with 1,658 points.

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The most notable climbs among the top 50 came from Iran (22nd, +4), Russia (37th, +4), Norway (39th, +4), Scotland (45th, +4) and Northern Ireland (47th, +4).

The next rankings will be published on October 21, 2021.

 

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