Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA rankings

Posted on Mar 17 2018 - 3:49am by admin

Idris Adesina

The Super Eagles  retained their 52nd position in the latest  world rankings released by FIFA on Thursday.

Nigeria have  609 points, two points below Cameroon who are 51st in the world. They also retained their seventh position in Africa.

The Eagles began 2018 by retaining the 51st position they dropped to in December but the team could not maintain the spot and slid down a spot in February.

On the continent, the top five also retained their spots. World Cup-bound Tunisia maintained their 23rd position while Senegal are still 27th.  DR Congo  (39) are third while Morocco (42) and Egypt (44) are fourth and fifth respectively.

Cameroon (51) are sixth with 608 points. Ghana (54), Burkina Faso (54) and Algeria (60) complete the continental top 10.

Nigeria’s Group D Russia 2018  opponents Croatia, Iceland 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 are still 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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