Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed up one step and sixth in Africa based on the latest Fifa rankings released on Thursday. Gernot Rohr’s men moved up a spot in Fifa’s latest World ranking released on Thursday ahead of next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier clash with Cameroon.
Gernot Rohr’s men moved up a spot in Fifa’s latest World ranking released on Thursday ahead of next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier clash with Cameroon.
Despite their 2-0 home defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Super Eagles still climbed up to the 38th position in the rankings.
The three-time African kings also remain sixth in Africa adrift of leaders Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon.
The Indomitable Lions, Super Eagles’ opponents in next month 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier moved a place up – 35th in the world and fifth in Africa.
In the July edition of the FIFA ranking, the Super Eagles dropped a place in. The drop was obviously due to their 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the AFCON qualifier match.
Also in the July edition of the ranking, Senegal retained the second in Africa and 27th in the World while the Congo Democratic Republic was
the biggest movers in the continent moving 11 places to the third spot in Africa and 28th in the world.
Tunisia had moved seven places to the 34th and fourth in Africa while the Indomitable Lions had dropped four places to the 36th spot, also ranked fifth on the continent.
On the global stage, Brazil reclaimed the top spot, with the reigning World champions, Germany dropping to second and Argentina remain in third.
Switzerland climbed to fourth – their highest ever position, while Poland, Portugal, Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France complete the top 10.
Jamaica, Concacaf Gold Cup runners-up made the biggest movers in terms of points – gain 172, but Namibia are the biggest movers by rankings – up 20 places to 136th.
The next Fifa/Coca-Cola World ranking will be published on September 14, 2017.