Nigeria At 51st On FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles has dropped a place to 51st in the latest FIFA world ranking released yesterday by the world football governing body.

The Super Eagles gathered a total of 616 points to fall to number eight in Africa. However, the one spot dropped has also moved Nigeria to the eighth place in Africa.

Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings.

Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by FIFA.

All the countries, except Nigeria will be among the 16 challengers for the Cup of Nations title when Gabon stages the 2017 tournament between January 14 and February 5.

Another four qualified teams – Mali, Cameroon, giantkillers Guinea-Bissau and Uganda are among the top 20 ranked teams.

Gabon-bound Togo and Zimbabwe and the host nation fall outside the elite, but should not be underestimated when the biennial African Cup kicks off in Libreville.

On the global scene, Argentina has ended the year on top of the world, leading the way in the final ranking of 2016 with neighbours Brazil in second place.

There were also no movements inside or into the top 10.

The next FIFA world ranking will be published on Thursday 12 January 2017.

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Super Eagles ready for big leap on latest FIFA rankings.

Following the 3-1 defeat of Algeria on matchday 2 of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are set for a massive climb on the FIFA monthly world rankings for the month of November.


Nigeria is currently ranked 60th in the world and 11th in Africa, but all that is about to change when the rankings for November are released on the 24th, with the Super Eagles set to rise 10 places to rank 50th in the world and 7th in Africa, overtaking Ghana, Cameron, Mali & Congo.


According to the November rankings that will be released, it is expected that Algeria, following their 3-1 bashing at the hands of Nigeria, will drop 3 places to 38th in the world & 5th in Africa, while Senegal will most likely become Africa’s no 1, toppling Cote D’Ivoire.




1. Senegal

2. Tunisia

3. CIV

4. Egypt

5. Algeria

6. Congo DR

7. B/Faso

7. Nigeria

8. Ghana


Meanwhile for the world rankings, Argentina are set to remain unmoved as the World’s number 1, but rivals Brazil will almost certainly topple Germany to number 2 spot, while Chile moves up three places to 4th position behind the Germans.


Belgium, Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay & Spain (5th -10th) will likely complete the world’s top 10 in that order.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Now 62nd In The World

Nigeria has sustained the marginal ranking progress started last month as the Super Eagles moved up one place in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday afternoon. Super Eagles are ranked 62nd in the world and 11th in Africa.

In the January ranking, the three-time African champions occupied 63rd spot in the world and 12th in the continent before the one step movement on Thursday afternoon.

In Africa, Cape Verde toppled Cote d’ Ivoire from the summit of African football, though are 31st in the global rankings. Côte D’ Ivoire is now second in Africa and 36th in the world while Algeria is third and 37th in the world.

Other top-ranked Africans in that order include; Ghana (41), Tunisia (47), Senegal (48), Egypt (53), Congo DR (58), Republic of Congo (59), Cameroun (61) and Nigeria (62) respectively.

In the global ranking level, Belgium is still dictating the pace as the world’s best football nation while Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil and Portugal followed in that order.

The trio of Colombia, England and Austria completed the top best 10 teams in the world. The next FIFA world rankings will come up again, April 7, 2016.

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Super Eagles Go Down In FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have slipped four places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday by the world football governing body. Nigeria went down from 41 to 45 in the world, and from 7th to 8th spot in Africa.

Nigeria lost 1-0 to Uganda in a friendly played on March 26 when Farouk Miya gave the East Africans a surprise victory in Uyo after Enyeama parried but couldn’t keep out his 81st-minute shot. Three days later, the Super Eagles played a 1-1 away draw with South Africa in another friendly.

Algeria maintained their top position on the continent, but also slipped three steps from 18th spot in March to 21st spot in the April ranking. Ivory Coast and Ghana held on to the 2nd and 3rd places in Africa respectively, but also suffered setback in the world stage.

Tunisia, Senegal and Cape Verde did well to keep their positions in the continent’s top six, as Guinea displaced Nigeria to the 7th place. On the global stage, Germany continue their reign at the top, and are trailed by Argentina who remained unmoved in the 2nd place.

Belgium returned to the 3rd spot, returning Colombia to the 4th place. Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal Uruguay, Switzerland and Spain are the top ten in the world.

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