The Super Eagles of Nigeria are still occupying the 51st position in the latest edition of the monthly FIFA ranking.

The world football governing body published the January edition on its’ official website on Thursday as the Eagles also retained their ninth position in Africa.

Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina were also non-movers as they remain fourth position.

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Meanwhile, the Super Eagles’ two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland moved up two places. Croatia stepped up to 15th, while debutant Iceland moved two places to 20th.

With just 22 matches played, all friendlies, since the December edition, it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first Ranking of 2018.

Germany remain at the summit of a static top ten, while Iceland (20, up 2) are the only team to enter the top 20, with the Netherlands (21, down 1) dropped out.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on February 15, 2018.

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