Lagos - The Super Eagles have moved three places up in the
latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday by the world football governing body.
Nigeria moved from 67th place in August to 64th in the
The 2013 African champions also moved two places, from 16th
to 14th spot in Africa.
However, Ivory Coast displaced Algeria (2nd) to seat on top
on the continent, while Ghana slipped badly from second place in August to 5th
spot on the current table.
Senegal moved two places up, while Tunisia moved three steps
to emerge 3rd and 4th respectively. Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali and Morocco
completed the Africa top ten teams.
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The large number of qualifying fixtures for continental
competitions (26 matches) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (61 matches) over
September is reflected in significant movement in the latest edition of the
Despite the shifts up and down the ranking, however,
Argentina and Belgium remain fixed in first and second places respectively,
cementing their positions at the summit of the World Ranking for another month.
Elsewhere in the top five, Germany (3, up 1) and Colombia
(4, down 1) traded places while a rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite,
moved into joint fourth place thanks largely due to victories against Colombia
and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.
in July that the Super Eagles dropped a distance nine places and ranked 70th in
the world for the month of July as against June’s 61st spot.For
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- News24 Nigeria