Lagos - The Super Eagles have moved up six places, from 67
to 61, in the June ranking released by the Federation of International Football
Nigeria also moved up two places in Africa, now sitting on
the 12th spot.
The Super Eagles beat Mali 1-0 and went on to defeat
Luxemburg 3-1 in two international friendly games held on May 27 and 31
that in May, Nigeria maintained their 57th position in the world.
In the June ranking, Algeria stayed put at the top spot on
the continent, and so did Ivory Coast and Ghana in the top three places.
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Argentina and Belgium held onto first and second place
respectively on the latest FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking, while a flurry of
international matches – largely among European teams focused on their final
preparations for the UEFA EURO 2016 taking place from 10 June to 10 July –
resulted in a number of shifts in the top 50 this month.
45 international friendlies were included in calculating the
latest ranking, along with four 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches for
the OFC region. Leading the changes were Colombia (3, plus 1) and Germany (4,
plus 1) who leapfrogged Chile (5, minus 2) to reshuffle the order of the top
five teams slightly.For
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