Super Eagles Move A Spot Up. See Nigeria's Latest FIFA Ranking
Posted On 29/05/2017
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been ranked 50 in the world in the new FIFA ranking released this morning by the world governing football body.They moved a spot up. They are also seventh in the African ratings while Senegal is the best in Africa as they were ranked 33rd in the world. Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia were however rated 34th, 35th and 36th respectively.
With only 12 “A” matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The top 34 positions of the ranking table remain unchanged with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively. Despite the overall stability of the January table, two new teams have broken into the top 50. Saudi Arabia (48th, up 6) and Nigeria (50th, up 1) move up at the expense of Albania (51st, down 2) and Burkina Faso (53rd, down 3). With the biggest move in terms of both points and rankings, Suriname (128th, up 22) were January’s best performers. Despite their recent improvement, the northern South American team are still some distance from their best-ever position (84th), recorded back in 2008. The small southern African nation of Swaziland, meanwhile, reached its best-ever position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (99th, up 1).
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 9 February 2017.