FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up 6th in Africa, 38th in world

Posted on Aug 11 2017 - 2:46pm by admin

by using Chidera Akalonu

Nigeria have jumped a place within the latest FIFA World ranking released the day prior to this beforehand of subsequent month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier conflict with Cameroon.

Nigeria dropped one place from thirty eighth location to 39th position in July ranking following their shocking 2-zero home loss to South Africa in a 2018 Africa Cup of countries (AFCON) qualifier.

In August, the tremendous Eagles are back to the thirty eighth location again. With 716 points, Nigeria are tied at 38th position with Greece.

The three-time African kings additionally remained sixth in Africa adrift of leaders Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon.

The Indomitable Lions, super Eagles’ opponents in next month’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier moved a spot up – 35th on the earth and fifth in Africa.

On the worldwide stage, Brazil reclaimed the top spot, with the reigning World champions, Germany dropping to 2d and Argentina remain in third.

Switzerland climbed to fourth – their highest ever place, while Poland, Portugal, Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France full the highest 10.

Jamaica, Concacaf Gold Cup runners-up made the most important movers relating to points – gain 172, however Namibia are the largest movers by using rankings – up 20 places to 136th.

the next Fifa/Coca-Cola World rating might be printed on September 14, 2017.

in the meantime, Former tremendous Eagles educate, Austin Eguavoen, had suggested the senior national team gamers and officials not to permit the current FIFA ranking launched on Thursday morning to distract their focus beforehand of the 2018 World Cup qualifier in opposition to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

conversing on the latest rating, Eguavoen who used to be a part of the tremendous Eagles squad to the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the united states of the us mentioned the staff can always reinforce if the gamers put it  prime performance in every game they play.

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