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Super Eagles stay put in FIFA ranking

03 September 2015, 13:10Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria has remained unmoved, maintaining their 53rd spot in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday, September 3.

The Super Eagles however moved one step higher, from 10th to 9th spot on the continent of Africa.

Algeria continued to set the pace in Africa, with Ivory Coast and Ghana holding on to the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. They are trailed by Tunisia, Senegal, Congo, Cameroon and Egypt.

Globally, Argentina maintained their leadership position on the summit, and are trailed by Belgium and Germany who stayed put in the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

Also read: Super Eagles suffer heavy drop in FIFA ranking

Colombia, Brazil and Portugal followed suit to make the top six, and are trailed by Romania, Chile, Wales and England in the top ten globally.

In July, Nigeria, 2013 Africa champions suffered their worst FIFA ranking drop in as many years to be ranked a distant 57th in the world, and 10th in Africa.

That latest setback meant Nigeria moved 14 steps downwards, from 43rd spot globally in June. And three steps backwards from the 7th spot on the continent.

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