Nigeria drops to 37th in FIFA ranking


… Now sixth in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped by four places to 37th position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday morning.

Nigeria was ranked 34th in last month’s ranking put together by the world football governing body.

The African champions had endured an horrific Morroco 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign, losing 2-3 to Congo in Calabar and recorded a goalless draw with South Africa in Cape Town earlier this month.

In the continental ranking, Nigeria lies sixth in Africa, behind Algeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal.

On the global scale, world champions Germany lead the table, while Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands and Belgium are other countries in the top five.

The next ranking will be published on October 23.


Africa’s top 10

–          Algeria

–          Ivory Coast

–          Tunisia

–           Ghana

–          Senegal

–           Nigeria

–          Cape Verde islands

–           Cameroon

–          Guinea

–           Burkina Faso

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