Super Eagles Move Up On FIFA Ranking
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up one place, from 49th to 48th in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday.
In the period under review, the Super Eagles recorded a 3-0 win over lowly rated Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier to earn five more points and finish the month with 1415 points.
The three-time African Champions are now the fifth top-ranked African nation.
Tunisia, who moved up one place to 23rd in the world, are the highest ranked African nation; while Senegal after dropping one spot to 25th in the world are 2nd in Africa.
The Teranga Lions were held to a 2-2 draw in Madagascar in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier.
DR Congo are the third best team in Africa despite losing three places to finish 40th in the World, while Morocco moved up one spot to finish fourth on the continent and 45th in the world.
Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Egypt complete the roster of Africa’s top ten teams.
Meanwhile, Belgium gained a place on the rankings to become the joint number one globally alongside World Cup winners, France.
Brazil are third, while World Cup runners-up Croatia are fourth and Uruguay fifth.
The Three Lions of England are occupying the sixth place just above Portugal who are now seventh in the world.
Switzerland dropped two places to place eighth, while Spain moved up one place to ninth position with Denmark also tied on a ninth place but with an inferior point difference.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 25 October 2018.
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