Nigeria Drop In Latest FIFA Rankings


The latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings has placed Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the 35th position.

The rankings released Friday following a lacklustre display in November that saw them end the year without a win.

Going by the latest ranking, Nigeria has dropped three places from the 32nd position in November and also from number three to four in Africa.

Nigeria still top Group L with eight points after four games, but the results delayed their qualification for the continental showpiece in Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone are among the biggest movers on the continent as they climbed four places to 116th in the world. Senegal moved up one spot to 20th in the world and are number one in Africa.

Tunisia remained second on the continent and 26th globally while reigning African champions Algeria dropped one spot to 31st and third in Africa.

According to the latest ranking, Equatorial Guinea and Burundi are the biggest movers in Africa climbing 10 spots after avoiding defeats in their AFCON qualifying games.

In the global rankings, Belgium retained their number one spot, with France and Brazil occupying the second and third positions.

England and Portugal completed the top five positions.

The next FIFA rankings, the last for 2020, will be announced on December 10.


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