Sunday, April 14, 2024

Super Eagles Climbs Up 14 Places In FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles on Thursday recorded a remarkable improvement in the latest rankings released by the world football body, FIFA.

The Nigerian national team have moved up 14 places and are now in the 28th position in the world, from their previous position at 42nd.

The big leap is due to the Eagles’ campaign at the just concluded African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire where they came second and clinched the silver medal.

After an unbeaten run in the competition, the Eagles lost 2-1 to Cote d’Ivoire in the final.

The Eagles also moved from the sixth position to third in Africa.

Cote d’Ivoire moved ten places from 49th in the world to 39th, while Morocco and Senegal maintained their lead as the best African teams despite a disappointing AFCON.

Other African countries also experienced huge jumps in their rankings globally: Angola moved up 24 places to 94th from 118th, Equatorial Guinea got boosted by nine spots to 74th, and South Africa rose by eight slots to 58th.

Meanwhile, Argentina remained number one in the world while France and Brazil maintained second and third spots, respectively. England and Belgium took the fourth and fifth positions in the ranking.

The next FIFA world ranking will be released on April 4, 2024.


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