Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Rankings

Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles got a small lift on Thursday when they rose in the FIFA rankings to 53rd in the world.
They thus climbed four places from last month, when they plummeted an unprecedented 14 places.
There are however no changes in Nigeria’s points total, which remains 601, and their African ranking, which stays at 10th.
Algeria, Cote d Iviore, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Cape Verde and Egypt are the leading nine teams in Africa, while Argentina remain No.1 in the world followed by Belgium and Germany.
There were no international games in July.
The two countries facing each other for the place in the second round of the 2018  World Cup qualifiers to face Nigeria are ranked significantly lower.
Swaziland are ranked 132nd in the world, up six places from their previous spot, while Djibouti are ranked 206th, up one place from last month.
Tanzania, Nigeria’s opponents in September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, are 140th, down six spots from their previous ranking.


  • The only way to rise in FIFA ranking is to be playing first grade matches which NFF has ignored for too long. By the time they realized the importance of the FIFA ranking, it was too late for others have gone ahead and to catch up will be very difficult. The NFF were too busy grabbing money from every competition (by inflating the cost of hotel stay, buying of equipment, transport etc etc), witch-hunting one coach after the other, etc etc. This is why Nigeria is always in the group of death. Unless Chris Green and his vampire friends leave NFF, AMAJU PINNICK will not succeed. He is really trying but those vampires will put stumbling block on his roadway. EFCC and FBI should come after them.

  • chimereuche 3 years ago

    eagles ll n

  • I just pray the nff should know the importance of fifa ranking becos it helps in seedlings