Tuesday, 17 July, 2018


Super Eagles maintain spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

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Patty Aguilar | 17 May, 2018, 18:01

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained the 47th spot in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World rankings released on Thursday.

South Africa are unmoved, and will end the month 72nd in the world and 15th in Africa, while Benin are the continent's biggest climbers.

Germany also retained top spot in ther world, while the rest of the top 47 nations likewise went unchanged.

Nigeria remains sixth in Africa behind Tunisia (14), Senegal (28), DR Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46).

Kenya had dropped three places in the April ranking following poor performances against lowly ranked Comoros and the Central African Republic.

Russia, which will be hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, did not play friendly matches either in April or in May and remained its last month's 66th place packing 493 points.

There is also no movement by the Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup Group D opponents as they all maintained their previous spots.

The Top 5 in the rankings remain largely the same with Belgium having recently moved up two places into third position.

NAIJ.com previously reported that in the April edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, Nigeria Super Eagles have been named the 47th best team in the world by the governing body.

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