Super Eagles Continue Rise In FIFA Ranking

By Ikenga Chronicles November 25, 2016
The Super Eagles of Nigeria is gradually returning to its rightful place in world football. With  the latest FIFA World ranking the Eagles have been ‎ranked 10 places up, from 60th spot to 50th spot in the world.
Nigeria has enjoyed a stable rise since the coming of new Coach, Gernot Rohr who have recorded 3 wins in three competitive games- against Tanzania, Zambia and Algeria in the Nations Cup and World Cup qualifying games.
They are joint 50th with Burkina Faso who also enjoyed a massive improvement, moving up 17 places.  Nigeria’s points haul also improved from 562 to 616 in the month under review.
The Eagles seat  sixth (joint with Burkina Faso) in Africa after being out of the top 10 for a long time. Senegal are Africa’s number one team and are 33rd in the world. Cameroon, who are the Eagles’ next opponent in the World Cup qualifiers, dropped six places from 59th to 65th position. Algeria dropped three places from 35th to 38th, while Zambia moved up from 94th to 91st.
In the world ranking, Argentina maintained their number one spot in the world with Brazil moving one spot to second.  In third spot are world champions Germany who dropped one spot, Chile are fourth and Belgium are in fifth position. Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain occupy the sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and 10th spots respectively.
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