SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA DROP ONE SPOT IN NEW FIFA RANKING

By Godson Ikiebey- 

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped a spot down from 33 to 34 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings.

The list released on Thursday, September 19, 2019 by FIFA showed that the Super Eagles maintained its 3rd position in Africa. 

The Super Eagles moved from its August, 2019 points of 1481 to 1482 in September. 

In July, 2019 the Nigerian national team won the bronze medal at the 32nd edition of AFCON. They also played a 2:2 draw with Ukraine in an International friendly match in Dnipro on September 10, 2019. 

African champions Algeria moved 2 spots up from 40 to 38 in the world but 4th in Africa.

Runners up, Senegal maintained their 20th spot — their best ever FIFA ranking and 1st position in the continent.

AFCON host nation Egypt also retained their 49th position in the world but 6th in the continent.

Belgium remained top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking after an action-packed number of weeks in international football which saw 78 friendlies, 74 continental qualifiers and 60 qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 played across the globe.

France moved up from 3rd to 2nd spot to unseat Copa America’s winners, Brazil.

Ten top ranked nations: Belgium (1), France (2), Brazil (3), England (4), Portugal (5), Uruguay (6), Spain (7), Colombia (8), Croatia (9), Argentina (10th)

The next FIFA world rankings will be published on October 24, 2019.

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