FIFA Rankings: Nigeria Remain 40th As S/Africa, Cameroon Retain Positions; Zambia Drop

FIFA Rankings: Nigeria Remain 40th As S/Africa, Cameroon Retain Positions; Zambia Drop



By James Agberebi:


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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are non-movers as they maintain their 40th position in the lastest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


In Africa, the Eagles also remain in the number five positon.


The Eagles non-movement may not come as a surprise as they were not in action last month.


Bafana Bafana of South Africa who will face the Eagles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Uyo in June also did not make any movement.


Bafana maintain their 64th spot in the FIFA rankings.


Nigeria's other Group E AFCON 2019 opponents Seychelles also maintained their 196th position. Only Libya changed their position as they moved up just one spot from 91st to 90th.


Two of the Eagles' 2018 World Cup qualifying group opponents, reigning African champions Cameroon and Algeria, maintained their number 33rd and 54th spots respectively, but Zambia dropped one spot to 98th in the world.


In the top 10 ranked nations in the world, there were no movement as all the teams maintained their positions. 


Brazil maintained their number one position and are followed by Argentina, in third is Germany, Chile are fourth Colombia fifth, France occupy the sixth spot, Belgium seventh, Portugal eight, Switzerland ninth and Spain 10th.


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