Nigeria drops three places in latest FIFA/Coca-Cola ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking released today by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

The world football governing body announced the latest rankings on their official website.

Also, the Super Eagles experienced a slide in Africa as they now occupy 4th position.

In the previous ranking released mid-September, the Eagles were ranked 29th but have now lost three places after poor outings in their first international break since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic,  COVID-19.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles took on their African counterparts, Algeria and Tunisia in friendlies earlier this month in Austria, with the Eagles losing 0-1 to Algeria before a 1-1 draw with Tunisia four days later.

Senegal remained number one in Africa but dropped a spot in the world front 20 to 21, while all in the top 5 but Algeria and Tunisia all dropped points.

Algeria gained 5 places, while Morocco and Ghana dropped four and two spots respectively.

In the world, the top five remained the same with Belgium holding firmly to their number one spot, while there were three changes in the top 10 as there are Spain (6th, +1) and Argentina (8th, +1) swapped spots with Uruguay (7th, -1) and Croatia (9th, -1) respectively.

There were no changes in the top five ranked countries in the world as Belgium, France, Brazil, England and Portugal remained first, second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

At number six is Spain, number seven spot has Uruguay, two-time World Cup champions Argentina are eight, at number nine is Croatia and Colombia are number 10.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 26 November, 2020.

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