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Super Eagles drop seven places in FIFA ranking

05 November 2015, 16:03Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped seven places in the latest FIFA ranking for November released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

Nigeria has now gone down from 52nd to 59th place in the world. The 2013 African champions also slipped two places from 10th in October to 12th on the continent of Africa.

Ivory Coast displaced Algeria to top spot in Africa, while Ghana retain their 3rd position.

Also read: Super Eagles suffer heavy drop in FIFA ranking

Tunisia moved up two places in Africa to 4th place, leaving Senegal on the 5th spot, while Cape Verde slipped two places to 6th.

Cameroon, Congo, Guinea and Congo DR complete the top ten teams in Africa.

On the global scale, Belgium top the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time in history. The Red Devils have jumped two places on the November edition to replace previous leaders Argentina (3rd, down 2) and world champions Germany (2nd, unchanged).

The biggest climbers in the top ten are Chile (5th, up 4), while England (9th, up 1) and Austria (10th, up 1) have each made slight progress. This is the first time that Belgium, Chile and Austria have ever reached such heights on the global ladder.

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