Nigeria Move To 29th in FIFA World Rankings, Top Three In Africa

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The Super Eagles have moved two places to 29th in the latest world rankings. This was the first time FIFA will be releasing the rankings in six months.

In the latest rankings released by the football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria got 1493 points even though they did not play a game.

Gernot Rohr’s men are now third on the continent, trailing Senegal (20th) and Tunisia (26th).

Algeria (35), Morocco (43), Ghana (46), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (57) and DR Congo (57) in that order, making up the top ten on the continent.

The Super Eagles last game was in November 2019, when they defeated Lesotho 4-2 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.

They were due to return to action in March with a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone, but the games were postponed due to COVID-19.

In October, the Super Eagles will take on Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria.

Portugal joined the top five, moving from seventh to fifth on the back of their spectacular UEFA Nations League games played earlier in September.

Belgium are still number one in the world, followed by France, Brazil and England respectively.

Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Argentina and Colombia make up the first 10 from sixth respectively.

FIFA will release the next rankings on October 22nd, 2020.

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