FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drop two places, retain 4th position in Africa

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drop two places, retain 4th position in Africa

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drop two places, retain 4th position in Africa

The FIFA Ranking retained her 1,427 points from the previous list in December as fourth position in Africa but dropped two places from her previous 44th position in first FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings released on Thursday.

The three-time African Champion ended 2018 as the 44th best nation,  a position they have kept since October but the new grading has seen them drop two places with no upward movement for countries between 28th and 51st spot.

Meanwhile, Senegal retains her top spot among CAF teams with 1,505 points and 24th in the world with Tunisia following closely with 1,493 points on 28th place.

Behind is Morrocco who garnered 1,440 points after descending three places, from 40th placed in the previous list to 43rd while DR Congo, Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali complete the top ten spots in Africa.

The top 20 countries in the global ranking remain unmoved as Belgium, France, Brazil, Croatia and England maintained their dominance as the best five nations in the world.

Its obvious Gernot Rohr’s men started the new year with a dip in the global ranking released by the football governing body today but Nigerians are hopeful come next month as the Super Eagles of Nigeria will conclude their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with against Seychelles in Asaba, Delta state before playing Egypt in an international friendly billed for the same city on March 26.

The first ranking of the year also saw Asian champions, Qatar, climb to 55th in the world, gaining 38 places and reaching their best position since 1993.

The next Fifa ranking will be released on April 4.

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