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Super Eagles Rated 23rd Most Likely Team To Win 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles Rated 23rd Most Likely Team To Win 2018 World Cup

By James Agberebi: 
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been ranked at number 23 among the 32 teams taking part at this year’s World Cup that will go far, according to British newspaper, The Mirror.
Since making her debut at the 1994 World Cup in USA, the Super Eagles have not gone past the round of 16 on three occasions (USA 1994, France 1998, Brazil 2014).
Super Eagles Group D opponents at the 2018 World Cup, Argentina, Iceland and Croatia were all ranked ahead of the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners.
Argentina are ranked at number four, Croatia was placed at number 12, while Iceland was one place ahead of the Super Eagles at number 22.
Commenting on the Super Eagles chances in Russia, The Mirror wrote:”The Super Eagles are set to take a young squad to the finals, with captain John Obi Mikel the only guaranteed starter over 30.
“In Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, they are blessed with plenty of pace and goal threat in attacking areas, but their defence looks weak and the retirement of long-time keeper Vincent Enyeama remains a loss.
“Nevertheless, Gernot Rohr ensured they were the first African side to book their place in Russia, but the draw wasn’t kind to a side who reached the last 16 four years ago.”
In other rankings, reigning champions Germany was the number one ranked team to go very far, in second position is Spain, Brazil are in third position and France in fifth spot.
Mirror’s rankings of 2018 W/Cup teams that will go far:
1 – Germany
2 – Spain
3 – Brazil
4 – Argentina
5 – France
6 – Portugal
7 – Uruguay
8 – Belgium
9 – England
10 – Colombia
11 – Poland
12 – Croatia
13 – Denmark
14 – Egypt
15 – Mexico
16 – Sweden
17 – Senegal
18 – Costa Rica
19 – Peru
20 – Switzerland
21 – Serbia
22 – Iceland
23 – Nigeria
24 – Russia
25 – Morocco
26 – South Korea
27 – Iran
28 – Japan
29 – Tunisia
30 – Australia
31 – Panama
32 – Saudi Arabia
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  • Ironically, we have beaten Argentina and Poland..
    Records are meant to be broken and ranking are for the birds…

    Nevertheless, let’s take this ranking with all humility and aspire to do great things..
    Only us, can let us down

  • Ranking does nothing even Fifa ranking is useless

  • I know they will put their national team among the first 10. if they like they kuma rank us last.
    Who cares.trash.

  • Joseph 3 years ago

    What is this ?

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    If they want, they can rank Nigeria at the bottom table, we don’t care. As long as we keep winning our matches, no wahala. FIFA and his people should keep deceiving themselves. Before know what is going, the world cup already in Nigeria. Abuja straight…. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Victor 3 years ago

      @omo9ja, u want d cup to go to abuja abi, so that buhari will go and hand it over to bokoharam. D next tin we will hear is dat BH invade aso rock and kidnapped the world cup. Lmao

  • Another laughable obnoxious ranking. I wonder the criteria they used in arriving at this if not the confusionist FIFA ranking. Anyway, I like it sha! It will enable the Super Eagles remain humble and continue to chun out impressive results.

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    @Victor, funny you lol. Happy weekend. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Hahahaha!
    We are coming wit rugged gra-gra football to put these Oyinbo teams to sleep. The super eagles are now unstoppable after thrashing 4th ranked Argentina and 6th ranked Poland.
    No wahala, them go pack well.
    Godbless Super eagles.

  • Adeyemi Temitope 3 years ago

    I think FIFA simply rearrange it monthly rankings by picking only the countries that qualifies for the world cup. When we play our group matches I pray we top the group to avoid France in the second round (Round 16) this will help our passage to final unlike meeting tuff country in second round and quarter finals.