Super Eagles of Nigeria move up from 31st to 29th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, Completesports.com reports.
The rankings was released on Thursday and published on FIFA’s official website.
The new ranking saw the Eagles now occupying third in Africa behind Senegal (20th in the world) and Tunisia (26th in the world).
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Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifying opponents did not make any progress in the rankings. While Benin Republic and Lesotho remained at 84th and 139th respectively, Sierra Leone dropped from one to 119.
Also, there was no progress made by the Eagles’ 2022 World Cup qualifying foes Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic and Liberia.
Cape Verde and Liberia are 78th and 152nd respectively and Central Africa Republic dropped one spot to 110.
Meanwhile, Belgium, France, Brazil and England all remain at number one, two, three and four respectively.
At number five is Portugal, Uruguay occupy number six, at number seven is Spain, Croatia at number eight, Argentina ninth and Colombia 10th.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 22 October 2020.
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I wonder why Tunisia is still ahead of us.. Hmmmmmm
Hehehe… We go climb to no 1 in Africa before the middle of next year meaning that we shall be going to the world cup as the highest ranked african team and with a wonderful crack squad that would send shivers down the spines of other countries as it’s being experienced already. Just a look at the list of our team at the moment is enough to knock down the moral of other teams.
Rohr magic….we are on the right path
“..Rohr has done nothing…” LMAO
Exactly my brother. I don’t know why people keep on hyping that fraud. He has archived absolutely nothing in 4 years. Some will say he won bronze in 2019. Nigeria has the highest number of bronze medal in the world, so it’s practically nothing.
Lol…no comment brother.
Exactly my brother….no comment…LMAO
Aaahhh…. True. U very right. No comment…. Lol
Hmmm Dr Drey is mocking those who believed Rohr has done nothing he does not belong to your camp. Hahahaha
If rohr continues to be coach,we will enter top 20 before he bows out… Definitely! please let’s add some respect to this man’s name
Guy, come on. Top 20 with no trophy to show for? I rather no 200th with a rubber cup. Lol.
But why would some pple decide to be clueless???
So in ur thought, nigeria surpose to win trophies b4 they are ranked 20th???
No wonder BELGIUM, ENGLAND, ITALY, SPAIN have trophies in they won in the last their 4 to 6 years….
When they say stop having blind hatre against OGA ROHR u would not hear….
It would make u not to reason well….
That is to say for the past 10 years countries ahead of us(SENEGAL, TUNISIA) have won at least 5 to 6 trophies….
Wisdom pls “WA-ZO-BIA”…. we have so many people that blind hatred they have against ROHR has made them to be ignorant and clueless….
Somebody once said to me Nigeria as a country is not yet matured enough to govern itself I doubted him but Rohr n super eagles local coaches experience has given me a second thought,all d same we oshimens move to Napoli I doing d magic,we might been winning trophies now but d hand writing is on d wall if we are able to sustain d momentum we will dominate Africa for more than a decade mark my word guys
We mustn’t lose our next game especially against CIV if we want steady rise in Fifa rankings.
Our current midfield doesn’t give me much joy going into that encounter.
In absent of Aribo and iwobi Not getting Minute in his club, who will do the creative work for us?
Rohr should try and invite Michael Olise as he has the capacity to be great.
Meanwhile congrats to the Super Eagles for the rise!!!
Congratulations the Super eagles of Nigeria.
My dream call up for the coming friendly in October:
One is not sure whether Balogun will be invited. Since he’s just recovering from injury. Rohr might call Kevin Akpopogna
Iheanacho I’m not of him either . Who’s Aninola by the way. We’ll see what happens .
your list is Good but they are more deserving players that should be included and some dropped from this list in my honest opinion
6. Balogun – Omeruo
7. Adarabioyo – Jamilu Collins
9. Ebuehi – Awaziem
16. Iwobi –
17. Kelechi Nwakali
19. Dessers – Simy Nwankwo
23 Ejuke – Iheanacho
26. Onyekuru – instead of Musa
Simy Nwankwo: The Italian Seria A is a far stronger league than the Belgian Jupiter. that is reason enough and Simy is doing well there even though he got relegated to Seria B (which is on par with the Belgian Jupiter League) he was One of the top attackers in Seria A the season they went down. And he is the main reason they are back his time in SE is way overdue. Dressers still needs to prove himself.
Kelechi Iheanacho: we all saw how he bounced back to reckoning last season and deserves a call up with out a shadow of a doubt.
Kelechi Nwakali: I have always said the minute he finds his feet he should walk in to this side. He is the ONLY reason I won’t take it to badly if Ebere Eze decides to play for England. He showed the Most Principle in the Under 17 2015 squad and was MVP and second highest scorer. The MVP of a tournament and team that had Nigeria’s 2 most promising talents today Osimhen and Chukwueze should not be even overlooked or thought of He is the Successor to Obi Mikel PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!. Why will This boy blow up like he was destined to? because he has bags of potential and Quality
Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo (the Rock) Should not and will not lose their places in the squad because, they did Fantastically well against Brazil and Ukraine and have been putting in very very good shifts since Afcon 2019. Their places are Safe!
P.s. Aribo is injured I hope that’s the only reason you didn’t leave him out?.
Other than that good selection.
Alampasu vs Adegbenro
Who wins this battle of Nigerian brothers
ventplis lost 5-1alampasu was in goal though
I wonder how Tunisia is still number 2 in Africa and how England is number 5 in the world. If we beat Tunisia and CIV these next friendlies, we should be number 2 soon and battling with Senegal for number 1 in Africa.
That of England pisses me off. Just one overhyped team that has won nothing.
I remember when we used to watch super eagles matches with calculators,play friendlies against Jordan, Jamaica, struggle to win matches against Congo, Lesotho right here in Nigeria while we hope for a draw against these teams when we travel away. We were ranked number 71 in the world and 16th in Africa, failed to qualify for two consecutive nations cup,had players clashing with coaches, inviting players playing in Slovenia 2nd division just cos they bribed their way into camp, had players coming late to camp. Then a certain German came in, a stickler for discipline and orderliness, won matches with ease, saw us play splendid football, friendly games with top nations, currently number 29 in the world and if we should win our 2 friendly games, we could raise to number 25 in the world.
Some people do not still see what he has done and want him out so we could return back to the era of failure. Say whatever you want but gernot rorh is here to stay
Up super eagles
Nothing wey khaki no go see for oshiomole body
Oshiomole say if he die, make they burial am in khaki.
Dr drey I heard Kevin akpoguma has pledged his allegiance to Nigeria and might be invited soon. How true is this?
See fikayo tomori that would have played for us but ran to England. He’s now been rumoured to be on his way to France to sweeten the deal that would bring goalkeeper mendy to Chelsea. He’s England career is as good as over
The picture will become clearer by the time the list for the October friendlies is out. But its becoming obvious that quite a number of these guys are beginning to wake up from their day-dreams and retracing their steps back to the SE.
This is good to know. Forward ever for the Super Eagles under our German Wizard Gernot Rohr. Who no like beta thing. We only want the best for our national team. God bless Nigeria, God bless us all. We are now in the top 30 in the world for the first time in a long time. If this is a dream, I don’t want to wake up o. For the love of Zeus, see the roll call of Nations behind Nigeria in Fifa rankings.
Egypt,,,, and the list goes on
We now dine on the same table with top 30 teams. This is gr8t.
But but but “…ROHR does not know how to coach….”
“… He kills the morals in our world best stars with his simple truth…”
“… He plays too much defensive game …”
“… He makes late substitution…”
“… He doesn’t know how to do changes …”
“he doesn’t have game plan and tactices not to even talk of game reading”…
“in fact; he needs experience of YOBO to read and interprete games for him; hahahaha…”….
wetin ADAMU nor go see for gate????
We are 29; still counting…..
By this time next year if CHRIST tarry to come and all things remaining equal(PANDEMIC FREE); we are already ranked 15th in the world…
HATERS pls start now and search for a near by TRANSFORMER…
Talk, talk is very very cheap.
PLAYERS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FOR THE FRIENDLY GAMES
14. Agu-Nwobodo(who just signed for
Goztepe in Turkey)
You should know by now that you have an Ardent follower in me. Nice list but (as of the time of typing this message) you featured Iheanacho twice. That shows you love him so much. 🙂
I think CSN’s new edit button can still allow you to remove it so we know whether, for the purpose of national team football, you see Iheanacho as a midfielder or a striker.
Dessers has not covered himself in glory since moving to Belgium.In fact he is struggling!
Genuinely he doesn’t deserve to be in the super eagles at least not yet.Inviting Dessers ahead of more deserving players is not good for the image of the super eagles.
Invitations should be on merit!
@wow! With one goal in two competitive matches?
Ok have u seen dessers in naija color before? NO but we’ve seen others…so the time is now(A friendly match)
Who should they invite???
nwankwo simy that is yet to test any competive action in serie A???…. Days are gone when we use to leave in history o!…
Or should they invite your serbian, czech republic, latvian, norwagian, cypros, malta, indonecian stars that would play 20 matches and score 25goals but by the time they throw them into the big stage they start running helter-scelter seeking for loan move…..
That time has pass boss….
We are in the era of rubbing shoulders with countries like BRAZIL, ENGLAND, ARGENTINA, UKRAIN in friendly games hence big boys are needed ASAP….
INCASE U DON’T LIKE IT, PLS KINDLY STOP WATCHING OUR FIRE-BRAND NEW GENERATION SE….
My dream super eagles 23 man team list
Francis uzoho- apoel Nicosia
Sabastine osigwe- lugano
Maduka okoye- Sparta rotherdam
Ola aina- fulham
Troost ekong- udinese
Semi ajayi- westbrom
Zaidu sanusi- fc porto
Jordan torunarigha-hertha berlin
Kingsley Ehizibue- fc cologne
Kevin Akpoguma- hoffenheim
Alex Iwobi everton
Chidera Ejuke-cska moscow
An Error. I wrote kelechi twice. That midfield position actually belongs to Aribo but since he most likely won’t be part of the friendly games I mistakenly put kelechi twice. This is the updated version of –
PLAYERS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FOR THE FRIENDLY GAMES
17. Aribo/Nwobodo(who just signed for
Goztepe in Turkey)
Michael Olise of Reading would be a great replacement for Aribo. He has been doing a great job of late in Reading’s midfield alongside Ejaria. Tall and a bit skinny. But what he lacks in physique, he makes up for with abundant skill and composure. A joy to watch.
WHO IS TOBIAS LAWAL? I HEAR HE MAY BE CALLED UP FOR THE FRIENDLY GAMES AS A GOAL KEEPER. I JUST WATCHED HIS VIDEOS, AND THE KID HAS SHARP REFLEXES AND AGILITY.
THE ONLY ISSUE IS HE PLAYS IN A LOWER LEAGUE.
WELL, LETS SEE HOW IT ALL PLAYS OUT.