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Super Eagles continue to drop in FIFA ranking

23 October 2014, 13:06Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles have continued to drop in the ranking of world football governing body.

In the latest ranking released on Thursday, Nigeria now occupies a distant 9th position in Africa, and a disappointing 42nd spot in the world.

The African Champions were placed 6th on the continent and 37th globally in September. In August, Nigeria was ranked 3rd in Africa, and 33rd in the world, but has continued to go the downward trend.

Also read: Super Eagles beat Sudan to revive AFCON hope

Algeria, Ivory Coast and Tunisia were proud to maintain their top three spots in Africa, while Cape Verde beat Ghana to the 4th spot, leaving the West Africans in the 5th place. The Black Stars are trailed by Egypt, Cameroon and Senegal.

Germany, Argentina and Colombia still held on to the top three places in the world, and are trailed by Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil, France, Uruguay and Portugal, while Spain completed the world’s top ten.

Nigeria, who could only secure four points from four games in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, are third in the group behind leaders South Africa and Congo.

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