Nigeria’s Super Eagles Drop To 40th In FIFA Rankings

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Despite their impressive victory in the last game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which was also their only match since the previous FIFA world rankings in June, Nigeria experienced a drop in their position in the latest FIFA men’s rankings for June.

The Super Eagles, previously ranked 39th in the June rankings, lost three points and dropped to 40th.

The Eagles defeated Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their last game of the AFCON qualifiers but the results turned out not to have any positive effect on their position on the rankings table.

Under the leadership of Jose Peseiro, Nigeria’s team finished at the top of Group A in the AFCON qualifiers with an impressive total of 15 points, earning them a spot in next year’s AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

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On the African continent, the three-time African champions remain in the top six, which is a big boost for them as it means they will be among the top seeds when the AFCON draw is conducted later in 2023.

Meanwhile, Morocco remains Africa’s number one nation, sitting in 13th place in the world ranking.

While Senegal dropped two places and now rank 20th in the world, they maintained their second position in Africa.

Tunisia are the only African country among the top six on the continent to move up globally. They were ranked 31 in the previous rankings but in the update released by FIFA on Thursday, they now occupy the 29th position in the world.

Algeria (34) and Egypt (35) complete the Top 5 in Africa.

Globally, World Cup winners, Argentina, are still the number one ranked nation ahead of France, Brazil, England, and Belgium.

 

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