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FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Move Up Despite AFCON Miss

Posted: 09 February, 2017 at 10:13 pm
FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Move Up Despite AFCON Miss
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The Nigeria national team have moved up nine places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body despite not qualifying for the just concluded Afcon which was won by Cameroon .

The super eagles have been impressive in recent matches as they seek qualification for the Russia 2018 world cup. Meanwhile Cameroon whom the super eagles face in their next w/c qualifying tie has risen 27 spots to be placed 33rd in the world and 3rd in Africa after winning the just concluded Afcon few days ago.

The Super Eagles are now occupying the 41st position in the world and seventh in Africa.

Egypt, who were beaten in the AFCON 2017 final are the highest ranked team on the African continent at the moment and are 23rd in the world.

Senegal, who lost in the quarter-final to eventual champions Cameroon, are second the Indomitable Lions are the third ranked team in Africa in the February rankings.

Argentina, Brazil,Germany, Chile and Belgium are the top five team in the FIFA world rankings

According to FIFA, a total of 60 matches counted towards the latest ranking. These included the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (32 games), the 2017 Copa Centroamericana (15 games) and international friendlies (13 games).

Top 10 rankings below

Africa

Egypt- 23rd in the world

Senegal-31st in the world

Cameroon- 33rd in the world

Tunisia-36th in the world

Dr Congo- 37th in the world

Burkina Faso-38th in the world

Nigeria-41st in the world

Ghana- 45th in the world

Ivory Coast-47th in the world

Morocco-48th in the world

World

Argentina

Brazil

Germany

Chile

Belgium

France

Columbia

Portugal

Uruguay

Spain

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 9 March 2017.

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