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Super Eagles Drop From 34th To 35th In October FIFA World Ranking; Still 3rd In Africa

Super Eagles Drop From 34th To 35th In October FIFA World Ranking; Still 3rd In Africa

The Super Eagles dropped one place in the latest FIFA World Ranking released by the global football governing body on Thursday, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time African champions were ranked 34th last month and have now dropped to 35th position in October.

Gernot Rohr’s charges were held to a 1-1 draw by five-time world champions Brazil in their only outing in the month.

The Super Eagles however maintained third position in Africa, behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

Benin Republic and Lesotho, who are the Nigeria’s next two opponents in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers are ranked in 82nd and 138th positions respectively.

Nigeria will host Benin at home on November 14th and travel away to Maseru five days later for the game against Lesotho.

Belgium still lead the pack, while world champions France and Brazil maintained second and third positions respectively. England and Uruguay make up the top five teams in the world.

The next FIFA rakings will be released on November 28.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Footballfanatic 5 years ago

    Bullshit ranking…… and they have Iran at No 27. We just drew with the no 3 in world football and not even 1 upward movement. Fifa needs to show how they calculate this bs.

    • Walking 5 years ago

      Considering the home based eagles, I guess that was the reason for the drop in ranking position…

      • Footballfanatic 5 years ago

        You’re right…..I totally forgot that Fifa will put this match into consideration and out local league is dead lol.

    • Sammy 5 years ago

      That’s what the useless home base eagles have caused us. And if it continues like this, Nigeria will never improve on the Fifa ranking even if we win the world cup.

  • My broda @footballfanatic please take it easy oga it’s not fifa but amakakabo and his boys fault….
    Meanwhile the NFF is listening to us


  • https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017%25E2%2580%259318_Under_20_Elite_League&ved=2ahUKEwi7jf-6_bTlAhUGCsAKHZT5AvMQFjAIegQIDRAW&usg=AOvVaw1VOP9YR744JsczGN-ninsm

    The u20 elite league a non fifa/uefa tournament is where he got his six caps for England meaning he’s only played in an unofficial tournament

    Ebere Eze is fully Eligible for Nigeria immediately even without clearance from FIFA.

  • Omoregbee 5 years ago

    I don’t believe in FIFA ranking…there are “ojoro’ in their calculations… See how Messi wins the FIFA men award with so many coaches saying they never voted for him and yet FIFA said they did.. This FIFA ranking is a scam on us…forget the ranking darling Eagles and beat any team silly jare!

  • How did we drop despite drawing with number 3 side Brazil?its simple. Friendly matches are less of a priority in the rankings compared with full competitive matches.

    Serbia that leapfrogged us beat Paraguay in a friendly to equal our points against Brazil. They also beat Lithuania in a Euro Qualifier to get maximum points from a grade A International competition match. 

    The Euro qualifiers are graded higher in the ranking than any friendly

  • i want to know the criteria they use for this ranking.because we never move forward. wetin? we beat argentina silly and fifa drop us, we drew top team like ukrain fifa drop us, and we go ahead and drew the best team brazil fifa got angry and drop us again. wat exactly fifa want from us again? fifa wayo, scam, d

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    How matches did we win ?that is what matters, that is why we should stoping celebrating a draw in this country. Win gives point but draw gives less point.

    • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

      Sometimes its painful that there’s no edit button after this auto type messes your write up. CS help us to avoid self embarrassment!

  • Ololo 5 years ago

    So you want them to beat Brazil.. A country that their local side cannot defeat Togo wants to beat Brazil… We should wake up we dream too far .. As long as we don’t have a good league we shouldn’t expect to be ranked better than those with a competent football leagues.. We are lucky we didn’t drop too far ..losing to Togo was a disaster

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    My own worry is this, We draw Ukraine and Brazil that are way ahead of us in the rankings yet we dropped in the FIFA Rankings. What if we now loose to them??? That is, we would have been in 70th position!

    Nonsense Rankings!

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    Blame your coach not FIFA. This is the 45 minutes result coach Rohr and his fellows were celebrating.

    This is the result of not beaten Ukraine and Brazil because we had the opportunity to win those two matches.

    Stop putting the blame on olhome based team.

    Mr. Rohr need help from NFF. NFF should hire JO Bonfrere as an assistant coach including Amunike.

    I have no time to explain myself now. Maybe later. Stop angry with yourselves Nigerians. Let’s do the meaningful things

    Rufai for goalkeeper trainer. Problem solved. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      Hehehehehe….”…This is the result of not beaten Ukraine and Brazil because we had the opportunity to win those two matches…”

      See them…see people who have never had belief in the team, see people wey bin talk say Libya and SA is better than us, See people wey say the coach is incompetent and is not doing anything…..now the have mouth to say we had opportunity of winning Brazil and Ukraine, as if both matches had been played somewhere before and we won. LMAO. Yet Coach Rohr is not doing anything…..he cant take us anywhere…Lolz

    • Barney 5 years ago

      @Omo9ja those assist coaches you recommend, are you their agent? and what’s your cut?

  • Asoko Emmanuel 5 years ago

    @Omogja,I really wish to know where u reason from maybe ur a……s.BigD proffered an explanation and I expected u to take a clue from it.Yours is hatred and shallow mindedness.A friendly game just as BigD explained does not gather as much points as competitive games more so where we did not win.Now,even if we had won we might still not climb if the team below us plays more grade A and competitive match than us and won.Example is the Euro qualifies where within few days the European teams played so many matches they will have an edge.Again,the points we gathered playing against Ukraine and Brazil will come to add up for us in future more so where we r consistent with our recent form.
    Aside that,can’t remember when Jo Bonfre coached a 5 aside team let alone a national team that u Omogja will clamour for his inclusion in our team.Our national team is not a rehabilition center.So get that to ur head.Pls we should get good Info before coming here.

  • the truth is coach rohr is using our super eagle to learning coach work. what make me like him is he never invite home base players or accept bribe to allow average players. very proffessional of those. else he have no clue to coach big team.

    • Omo9ja 5 years ago

      You are now seeing what I’m seeing. Nobody hates coach Rohr but if have to tell ourselves the truth. The coach need help. NFF should get him good assistant coaches and goalkeeper trainer. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Gideon_s 5 years ago

    coach rohr was once a head coach of Bordou French team, were S, kalu is playing now. and took them to champion league semi, if am right..@lluwa

    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      Hahahahaha…leave them make them continue to dey wallow in their ignorance. A coach who has a UEFA cup silver medal (with Bordeaux) and a Swiss cup Gold medal (with Young Boys FC) is learning work….LMAO na them sabi the work pass G. Rohr….Lolz

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