Nigeria Now 11th In Africa, Latest FIFA Rankings

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles has moved up four places in the latest FIFA rankings to become the 11th best in Africa and 60th in the world.

In the latest rankings published on FIFA’s website on Thursday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria rose to the 60th position in the overall ranking.

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On the continental scale, the team led by Gernot Rohr, are now ranked 11th in Africa behind Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Ghana, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Mali, Cameron.

The upward bump in the Super Eagles’ ranking is credited to their latest wins against Zambia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Tanzania in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

African champions, Cote d’Ivoire are still the highest ranked team in Africa, moving up three places to the 31st position in the global FIFA rankings.

The Super Eagles had moved up by three spots to place 64th in the world in the September edition of the FIFA rankings after garnering 534 points as against 513 it had in August when it was placed at the 67th position.

The biggest rise in terms of places and points this month has gone the way of Montenegro (56th, up 49), following wins over Kazakhstan (90th, down 7) and Denmark (50th, down 4).

There have also been impressive leaps from the likes of Azerbaijan (88th, up 45) and Faroe Islands (74th, up 37) – the latter equalling their highest-ever position.

Argentina still maintained its first position on the chart while Spain returned to the top ten in the latest FIFA rankings.

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ank Team Total Points Previous Points +/- Positions Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT
1 ARGArgentina 1621(1621.32) 1646 0 934.24 934.24 571.17 285.59 949.24 284.77 583.64 116.73
2 GERGermany 1465(1465.1) 1347 1 765.77 765.77 549.20 274.60 1038.02 311.41 566.64 113.33
3 BRABrazil 1410(1409.91) 1323 1 774.01 774.01 542.21 271.10 799.92 239.98 624.11 124.82
4 BELBelgium 1382(1382.43) 1369 -2 626.85 626.85 725.08 362.54 778.13 233.44 798.02 159.60
5 COLColombia 1361(1361.48) 1323 -1 746.69 746.69 500.95 250.47 790.30 237.09 636.15 127.23
6 CHIChile 1273(1273.05) 1284 0 607.69 607.69 754.19 377.09 539.82 161.95 631.58 126.32
7 FRAFrance 1271(1271) 1188 1 818.02 818.02 294.82 147.41 748.38 224.51 405.24 81.05
8 PORPortugal 1231(1230.53) 1228 -1 557.78 557.78 771.75 385.88 662.42 198.72 440.74 88.15
9 URUUruguay 1175(1174.8) 1173 0 628.96 628.96 471.36 235.68 622.61 186.78 616.90 123.38
10 ESPSpain 1168(1167.87) 1141 1 544.90 544.90 718.10 359.05 395.19 118.56 726.83 145.37

 

 

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