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Super Eagles Drop To 40th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles Drop To 40th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped from 39th to 40th place in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world ranking, Completesports.com reports.

The latest ranking was released on Thursday, 21 September on FIFA’s website.

Despite hammering Sao Tome and Principe 6-0, in their final 2023 AFCON qualifier, the result did not have any positive effect on the ranking.

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In Africa, the Eagles are currently sixth behind Morocco (1st), Senegal (2nd), Tunisia (3rd), Algeria (4th) and Egypt (5th).

The Eagles’ 2026 FIFA World Cup Group C qualifying opponents did not fare much better either.

Lesotho, who will visit Nigeria in their first game of the qualifiers in November, dropped to 152.

South Africa and Benin Republic dropped to 65 and 94 places respectively while Zimbabwe stayed at 125 and Rwanda also remained at 139.

Also, Saudi Arabia, who will play the Eagles in a friendly in October, dropped to 57 spot.

Following a 1-0 triumph over Ecuador and 3-0 away success against Bolivia in their opening FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers, Argentina tighten their grip at the summit of the ranking.

Second place France lose some ground on Argentina after suffering a 2-1 friendly defeat against Germany.

Meanwhile, Brazil (3rd), England (4th) and Belgium (5th) retain their places in a top five that remains unchanged from the July 2023 edition of the global ranking.

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The leading pack are followed by Croatia (6th), the Netherlands (7th) and Portugal (8th), the only team amongst the top ten to climb a position.

Italy (9th) slip down a spot after having been held to a 1-1 draw away to North Macedonia in the sides’ UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier. The top-ten line-up is completed by Spain.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 26 October.

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  • It Must go down to come up. This team will bounce back up. Next time NFF should understand that in order to bring the rankings up when you schedule international friendlies do so with Top teams in mind. not Saudi Arabia.

    Just like I hope they have noticed that in order to bring about attraction in the league it is not by forcing mediocre players from the league on Super Eagles it is by players breaking into the Europe and creating a name and when they make it in Europe and the media does a background check then the accolade is there as it was with Boniface and his Real Sapphire

    • even though as I mentioned our best exports in Europe have not kicked a ball in NPFL niether has Victor Boniface so I hope all this NPFL commotion Stops ASAP!

  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    I have said it here time without number. If GENERAL ROAR was still our COACH, we would have been ranked no 5 in the world and no 1 in africa..

  • osaretin 2 months ago

    How come Egypt is ranked above Nigeria. Egypt has struggled throughout and in all honesty should be below Nigeria

  • Hassan Tia 2 months ago

    If Super Esgles would like to liftup thier ranking , they must defeat big teams upper than them or they must at least reach CAF semi-final or winning this cup, also they must qualify to the World Cup 2026; also NFF must organize many friendly matches for SE in FIFA match days, so they can liftup SE ranking.