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Super Eagles Drop One Place In FIFA World Ranking; Now 34th, Still 3rd In Africa

Super Eagles Drop One Place In FIFA World Ranking; Now 34th, Still 3rd In Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one place, from 33rd to 34th in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, Completesports.com reports.

The Super Eagles, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in a friendly last week at the Dnipro Arena gathered 1482 points during the month under review.

Gernot Rohr’s men however remain unmoved in Africa as they maintained third position behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal (20th in the world) and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia (29th).

Reigning African champions, the Desert Foxes of Algeria (38th) and Morocco (39th) completes the top five teams on the continent.

Benin Republic and Lesotho, the Super Eagles opponents in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double header billed to hold on November 10th and 14th ,are 18th and 39th respectively in Africa and are 83rd and 137th in the world in the latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria will face five-time World Champions, Brazil in a friendly on October 13 at the National Stadium in Singapore.

Belgium remain in top position with 1752 points, France are second, Brazil third, England fourth and Portugal are fifth.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on 24 October 2019.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Den Ukraine shud be 34 or 35 on fifa grade. Nonsense and ingredient.

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Well, the coach said he satisfied with result and I hope he is going to satisfy with this FIFA ranking.

    What is the purpose of the team our coach have been building over the three years without results?

    All I can say now is to congratulate the coach and his fans for this new FIFA ranking. He has done well. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Oakfield 2 years ago

      When Nigeria climbed from 12th in Africa to 3rd under rohr, u said nothing. When we climbed from 50s to 34th in the world, our players never got the chance of playing at big clubs as a when we were ranked 55 under ur gurdiola coaches,u were busy sucking ur tongue like an insane imbecile. Do you think Brazil’s decision to play nigeria was just a mistake, no,mr imbecile.It was based on the need for a stronger opposition from Africa and the world and the fact that Nigeria is reclaiming her position on the world stage under the tuition of Mr Rohr. Omo9ja, I made a decision to begin to turn a blind eye to ur useless posts here but you have appeared to be such a useless parasite and an idiot. Useless matter occupying scarce space.

      • Pompei 2 years ago

        Lol, I’m still waiting to hear Omo Congo’s comment regarding our friendly with Brazil. Such a high profile friendly shows that Rohr must be doing something right. Obviously, the Brazilians feel Senegal and Nigeria are the best 2 teams on the African continent at the moment. Perhaps Omo Congo knows something the Brazilians do not know.

      • Omo9ja 2 years ago

        I won’t exchange words with you or no one because I’m beyond that level.

        99% of Nigerians are afraid because we are playing Brazil.
        Why? Because of coach Rohr.

        Some of them are praying for Nigeria to drow the match. Why? Are the Brazilian team better than us?

        Back in Atlanta 96 Olympics game. Brazil were superior but with prayer, confidence, boldness and never say die Nigeria spirit, we won the match.

        What do we have in this team is unity but not tactically sound.
        I have no time to expressing myself. God bless Nigeria!!!

        • Oakfield 2 years ago

          Get the f…..ck outta here! U are afraid of ur ancestors. When did we start fearing countries? Was it the same fear that we had when we hammered Argentina in a friendly, lost gallantly to them at the world cup, beat the former defending champions (cameroun) at the just concluded afcon and almost beat Ukraine. Na the spirit of ur ancestors Dy chase u bcs of your stupidity.

      • Abeg talk sense into the guy head

    • Omo9ja Bruv,

      Please now, don’t let your dislike for Mr Rohr cloud your judgment on the obvious positive strides we have made under the German.

      Sometimes, i liken the reign of Coaches to those empires we read about in primary school history that had their ‘rise and fall’.

      It was a natural cycle.

      The Roman empire, Ottoman Empire, even the British Empire had their moments of greatness and then their natural moments of decline.

      Rohr is having his moments of greatness for Nigeria and I for one am enjoying it.

      He won’t be here forever. Like those before him, when his time to vacate the post comes, he will have to make way.

      Look at it this was: your status as a Super Eagles fan will outlast Rohr’s tenure as Super Eagles coach.

      With that in mind, why not just take it easy and stop being bitter in your objection to this coach.

      You always make reference to “God”. Even God expects of us to respect those in authority.

      If you continue to disrespect the authority of Rohr, you have disrespected the authority of God who placed him there.

      Think about it…….

      • Omo9ja 2 years ago

        Fellow Nigerians, can I take one minute of your time to explain why Super Eagles will keep playing the same way under coach Rohr.

        No1, coach is too old for the team. The French man need a young coach to assist him and the assistant coach will continue his work. The future is now.

        No2, Coach Rohr lacks confidence and ideas. That is why NFF said they will send the manager for refresher training but when? Maybe tomorrow. That is a scam.

        No3. Man management, I will say Oga Rohr scored 100% on this. I love that my lovely coach.

        No4. Tactically, so sad that the manager has been struggling and NFF have not helping the situation by letting Amapakabo bn Oga Rohr’s assistant coach.

        New assistant coach should come on board. Goalkeepers trainer, Aloy Agu is not up to the task.
        He should sit tight or make way for another person to be in charge of his position.

        Coach Rohr fans, another intimidating area of the team.
        This group believes that the coach is the best for the job.

        No wahala. I understand that most of his fans are talking out of annoyance.

        Deo my man, I do not hate coach Rohr and I will never do so. What I’m saying is that the French man should be improving every day by day because we have talants. Why we are not getting the results we deserve?

        Lack of vision, determination to achieve something bigger and never satisfied to achieve more. That is coach Dennerby, and coach Amunike for you all.

        However, Nigeria vs Brazil result will determine whether coach Rohr will determine his fate.

        As it is now, we can’t compete with big teams under coach Rohr. Even if small teams like Lesotho and Togo can compete with our team, if they have their game plans, they will beat us. That is sure.

        Deo and co, I am telling you all before the match that if Brazil disgrace Super Eagles on that day, what is the next step? I know you all o. I know, 88% of us hates the truth but you guys should remember that saying the truth is my daily bread. I can’t stop telling you all the truth. God bless Nigeria!!!

        • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

          Hahahahahaha……all the coaches you always claim are better than Rohr are currently jobless….from Amrouche, to Baxter, to siasia…now its amunike that is the new song on your lips, as if we didnt see the same Amunike at AFCON. If you claim Senegal and Algeria were too big for Amunike to defeat…what of Kenya….??? An Amunike that couldnt defeat Kenya at AFCON is the messiah that will teach Rohr how to be a coach abi….??? LMAO.
          You claim Rohr has been on the saddle for 3 years with no result to show for it…..can i ask you a question, were we even in the top 50 in the world 3 years ago….??? Yet you say…..” no results to show for it…”
          Seriously you need to check into a rehab ASAP….! LMAO

  • I don’t understand the criteria used in this rankings. Tunisia lose to CIV and still maintain their position while we draw to a team that supposed to beat us and we still loose points.

  • If we can pull a draw against Brazil next month, we should be back where we belong. Obviously, the Czech Republic is below Nigeria (44th). Besides Brazil, we should also be picking friendlies with some ‘soft targets’ among those that rank above us — countries like Northern Ireland, Japan, Wales, Poland, Iran. Peru. Chile, Mexico etc. We have the potentials to beat any of these ones on a good day and pick valuable points. We should be Number 1 in Africa, not even Number 2, only we’re able to put together our best talents and make them gel well.

    • Oga Kel.

      I totally agree with your submission.

      Cheers Bruv.

      • Thanks @deo. You’ve not dished us with some of your insightful analyses of late 🙂

  • Charlesemeka 2 years ago

    @oakland,thanks for the post which serve as a good response to those who will never see anything good from Rohr and his team even if he wins the world cup today.

    It’s only clowns that will turn blind eye to the progress the team have made in the last 3 years since Rohr took charge. Those fools blinded by hate and sentiment were ass licking the likes of keshi, siasia and oliseh when their corrupt and selfishness made the super eagles a laughing stock in Africa which led to missing back to back afcon.

    Those who wish others to fail and as well refuse to acknowledge and appreciate positivity will never experience any in all ramifications of their miserable lives.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Win is the real deal guys stop getting carried away with draw, even if you draw against King Kong you will not move an inch.

    • True that. But the Czech match was a game the SE could have comfortably coasted home with a 4-0 win, no thanks to some last-minute lapse, the lethargy and predictability of Simon Moses and Esiti (ah, Esiti, Esiti. Nothing much to say there). I understand Senegal still ahead of us in Africa, but Tunisia? I hope the Brazil game wins us a boost on the ranking and not further demote us.

  • JOHN CENA 2 years ago

    I think Omo9ja is an agent and he’s already becoming broke because Rohr refused to invite his players. The only reason why he’s clamouring for local coaches is because they compromise a lot. Even if the coach leave today, we need to appreciate him for the template he has set already as I don’t think any Nigeria coach could have brought us to the level we are as at today

  • Xxxxxxxxxxplay 2 years ago

    I must confess I don’t like Rohr approach and handling our national team due to his defensive mind and late substitution but I must say he has surprised me with his near perfect selection and I think he really is committed to Nigeria. His dedication can not be met by any Nigeria born coach.. he really means well for us .Although am one if those clamoring for his departure but I think now we should join hands with others to make sure Rohr succeed.. When you also consider how much he earns which I know will be small then relatively with what he has achieved so far I don’t think pep could have done better. Having said all these I want the coach to stop using two defensive players if he really want attacking football we are known for. The match against Brazil will say much about him and again the coach should learn to boost the confidence of his wards, Skill to Skill only few countries can match Nigeria presently so the coach should let the boys feel important and not inferior. Lastly did anybody watch Saka playing for Arsenal that guy is an improved version of Iwobi. Can Nigeria get him play for us .God bless Nigeria.Love you all with all sincerity irrespective of our differences.