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Super Eagles Of Nigeria Now 6th In Africa: Drop In FIFA Ranking by tundetech5: 10:33am On Sep 21, 2023
Despite a 6-0 victory against Sao Tome and Principe, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped in the latest FIFA Ranking to 6th in Africa
FIFA, the world’s top football governing body, has released its ranking for September.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have now dropped in the latest FIFA Rankings

Super Eagles of Nigeria drop in latest rankings
The team that recently extended the contract of Head Coach Jose Peseiro are now 40th in the world.

The rankings mean that the Super Eagles are now sixth among countries under the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).

The Super Eagles' drop in ranking comes after they dismantled the Parrots of Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champions were previously ranked 39th globally but now dropped.

The latest rankings mean that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are now behind the Atlas Lions of Morocco, the Teranga Lions of Senegal, and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

They are also behind the Desert Foxes of Algeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt.

FIFA World Rankings
Reigning World Champions Argentina are top of the rankings, while France, Brazil, England, and Belgium wrap up the top five.

Croatia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, and Spain complete the top 10.

The Super Eagles will now take on the Falcons of Saudi Arabia in their next outing in October ahead of the 2024 AFCON.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


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