Super Eagles Drop in Latest FIFA Rankings
The Super Eagles dropped one place from 51 to 52 in the February world rankings released by FIFA on Thursday.
Nigeria began 2018 by retaining the position they dropped to in December but the team could not maintain the spot and slid down a spot in February.
In the rankings, the Eagles have 606 points against the 651 points they had in the January rankings. They are currently seventh in Africa.
Tunisia, who were ranked 23rd in January, maintained their position. They have 914 points. Senegal (27) with 855 points dropped a spot and are second in Africa.
DR Congo (39) are third with 728 points. They climbed up four places in the rankings while CHAN 2018 hosts and champions Morocco dropped three places. The Atlas Lions are 42nd in the world and fourth on the continent.
Egypt with 683 points are the biggest droppers in the top 10. They dropped 13 places to 43rd and are fifth in Africa. Cameroon (51) are sixth with 608 points. Ghana (54), Burkina Faso (57) and Algeria (60) complete the continental top 10.
Nigeria’s Group D Russia 2018 European opponents Croatia and Argentina retained their places in the rankings.
Croatia are ranked 15th with 1048 points while South American giants Argentina also remained the fourth ranked team in the world with 1348 points. Iceland recorded their biggest move in recent times after moving up two places from 20th to 18th.
The top 10 countries in the world are unchanged as World Cup champions Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium retained their spots. Spain remained sixth while Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile complete the top 10 in the world.
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