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Thursday, 18 January 2018

FIFA RANKING: SUPER EAGLES RETAINS 51st POSSITON IN JANUARY RANKINGS


 Nigeria stay unmoved at number 51 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of January released on Thursday.
The latest rankings was published on FIFA’s official website.
The Eagles retained their ninth position in Africa behind Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Congo DR, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ghana.
With just 22 matches played (none by Nigeria), all friendlies, since the December edition, FIFA said it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first ranking of 2018.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina were also non-movers as they remain fourth in the world.
But the Super Eagles’ two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland, moved up two places. Croatia stepped up to 15th, while Iceland moved two places to 20th.
The top 10 ranked countries in the world are Germany – number one, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium in fifth position
In sixth is Spain, Poland are seventh, Switzerland occupy eight, France ninth and Chile are 10th.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 15 February 2018.

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