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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Remain World No.51, 9th In Africa; Croatia, Iceland, S/Africa Rise

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Remain World No.51, 9th In Africa; Croatia, Iceland, S/Africa Rise

By James Agberebi:
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 51st position in the latest Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Coca Cola World Ranking released on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.

The latest rankings was published on FIFA’s official website.

The Eagles retained their ninth position in Africa.

Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina were non movers as they remain fourth in he world

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But the Super Eagles’ two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland moved up two places. Croatia stepped up to 15th, while debutant Iceland moved two places to 20th.

Super Eagles opponents in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifiers, Seychelles remained 192nd. Libya who top Group E dropped one spot to 89th and South Africa rose three places to 78th.

Meanwhile, the top 10 ranked countries in the world are Germany – number one, Brazil , Portugal, Argentina and Belgium in fifth position

In sixth is Spain, Poland are seventh, Switzerland occupy eight, France ninth and Chile are 10th.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 15 February 2018.

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  • Diuto Nwachukwu 4 years ago

    Iceland moved two places to 20th position bcos they hammered Ordinary Indonesia in a friendly match they played recently. I SEE!!! Then, who did Croatia beat recently that made them stepped to 15th position??

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    The FIFA ranking system is a huge joke. I bet even the egg heads in FIFA have little regards for it.

  • But when Nigeria beats Argentina the Eagle dropped in d ranking. only God knows d criterias this corrupt football organization called FIFA is using.

  • who thier ranking epp?? The likes of DR congo, ghana nd cameroon re all ranked ahead of us but they would be watching us on thier teli during the mundialz!! Make i go chop my beans nd potato abegi….

  • too busy to comment on this misadventure act called Fifa Ranking.

  • Forget the ranking all 50 countries rated above us,we can beat them all.

  • I just feel the ranking does not justify our current playing. I care less. Cant wait to meet England and Sebia during the friendlies. Make we see the ranking again.

  • DESIRE 4 years ago


  • Marvins 4 years ago

    Even if we win d world cup,we will still remain where we are

  • May Allah .help us, in our games at Russia. Amen

  • Nonsense ranking