FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Move Up Both In Africa And World

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the continent and world.

The Super Eagles who have never lose any match since German coach Gernot Rohr took over the coaching job climbed from 40th position from the World ranking to 38th position and to 4th in Africa.

The Super Eagles will be playing Togo before playing their African Nations Cup Qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godwill Akpabio’s Stadium in Uyo June 10.

The Super Eagles are among the big climbers in the June FIFA world ranking while Burkina Faso were one of the most biggest drops by point losing 60 points.

The Super Eagles last game was against Corsica which ended in a 1-1 draw with both teams scoring from the penalty spot.

Egypt are top of the chart for Africa while Burkina Faso slide down to 7th position. Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia occupies the last position in Africa.

Egypt and Senegal rose in the ranking, to 20th and 27th respectively.

Cameroon moved a spot up from 33rd to 32nd in the world and third on the continent.

Togo, Nigeria’s international friendly opponents, are 106th in the world with 320 points gained.

South Africa moved a step down from 64 to 65.

AFRICAN TOP 10 COUNTRIES

Egypt

Senegal

Cameroon

Nigeria

Congo D.R

Tunisia

Burkina Faso

Cote D’ Ivoire

Ghana

Algeria

TOP 10 WORLD TEAMS

Brazil

Argentina

Germany

Chile

Colombia

France

Belgium

Portugal

Switzerland

Spain/Poland

*Spain and Poland are both 10th in the world

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