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Super Eagles go down in FIFA ranking

09 April 2015, 11:15Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s Super Eagles have slipped four places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

Nigeria went down from 41 to 45 in the world, and from 7th to 8th spot in Africa.

Nigeria lost 1-0 to Uganda in a friendly played on March 26 when Farouk Miya gave the East Africans a surprise victory in Uyo after Enyeama parried but couldn't keep out his 81st-minute shot. Three days later, the Super Eagles played a 1-1 away draw with South Africa in another friendly.

Also read: AFCON 2017: Super Eagles to face Egypt, Tanzania

Algeria maintained their top position on the continent, but also slipped three steps from 18th spot in March to 21st spot in the April ranking.

Ivory Coast and Ghana held on to the 2nd and 3rd places in Africa respectively, but also suffered setback in the world stage.

Tunisia, Senegal and Cape Verde did well to keep their positions in the continent’s top six, as Guinea displaced Nigeria to the 7th place.

On the global stage, Germany continue their reign at the top, and are trailed by Argentina who remained unmoved in the 2nd place.

Belgium returned to the 3rd spot, returning Colombia to the 4th place. Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal Uruguay, Switzerland and Spain are the top ten in the world.

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