Nigeria Now 50th In The World In Latest FIFA Ranking


Nigeria move up to 50th in November Fifa ranking, The Eagles stepped up ten places in the latest grading released by the world football ruling body on Thursday.

Now ranked eight in Africa, the Super Eagles were rewarded for their wins against  Zambia (2-1) and Algeria (3-1) in FIFAWorld Cup qualifying match which caused their points to improve from 562 to 616.

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With their eighth position in Africa, they are now behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Congo DR and Burkina Faso.

Cameroon, who are the Eagles next opponent in the World Cup qualifiers, dropped six places from 59th to 65th position.

Algeria dropped three places from 35th to 38th, while Zambia moved up from 94th to 91st.

In the October edition of the FIFA ranking, Nigeria moved up four to become the 11th best in Africa and 60th in the world.

Argentina remains top for November with 1634 points, but has seen its command on the summit weakened by close rivals, Brazil (2 up 1).

Germany dropped to the third position with South American kings, Chile occupying the fourth position.

Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain occupy the sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and 10th spots respectively

The next FIFA ranking, which will be published on December 22, 2016, will determine the winners for the Team of the Year and the Mover of the Year.

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“Mover of the Year’’ is awarded to the team that has won the most points over the course of the year.

Meanwhile, having won their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B matches, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the Super Eagles will be facing two African teams in a friendly before the year runs out, in preparation for their remaining World Cup qualifying fixtures.

Here is what the Top Ten Chart for this month looks like”

1 ARGArgentina 1634(1634.02) 1621 0 13
2 BRABrazil 1544(1544.05) 1410 1 134
3 GERGermany 1433(1432.54) 1465 -1 -32
4 CHIChile 1404(1403.96) 1273 2 131
5 BELBelgium 1368(1367.77) 1382 -1 -14
6 COLColombia 1345(1344.7) 1361 -1 -16
7 FRAFrance 1305(1305.41) 1271 0 34
8 PORPortugal 1229(1229.12) 1231 0 -2
9 URUUruguay 1187(1187.31) 1175 0 12
10 ESPSpain 1166(1165.66) 1168 0 -2

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