Revealed! Check-out Nigeria’s Position In FIFA World Ranking

 Nigeria’s Position Has Been Revealed In Recent FIFA World Ranking.



News Rain Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by one position in FIFA ranking and now occupy the 36th position in the world.

The latest standings were published by the world football governing body on Thursday.

Nigeria’s Position In FIFA World Ranking


Gernot Rohr’s men retained the 1474 points it had in December.

The ranking which is the first in 2021, saw Nigeria retaining its fifth spot on the continent behind Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco respectively.

On the global scene, a total of 43 full internationals (including one played in December 2020) were taken into account.

The standout tournament in recent weeks has been the African Nations Championship (CHAN), where a total of 32 games took place.

The Lions of Teranga are ranked first on the continent and 20th in the world with 1558 points, while the Carthage Eagles are 26th in the world and second in Africa after amassing 1503 points.

The African Nations Championship (Chan) was taken into consideration – classified as friendlies – because only players competing in the national championships of the participating countries are eligible to take part.

Winners Morocco moved two places up while runners-up Mali made the most progress climbing three places up. Elsewhere, third-placed Guinea and quarter-finalists Congo moved a place up.

Other teams that moved northward include Costa Rica (50th, + 1), Cape Verde (80th, + 1), Oman (81st, + 1), Benin (82nd, + 1), Azerbaijan (108th, + 1), Estonia (108th, + 1), Thailand (110th, + 1), Guinea-Bissau (119th, + 1), Tajikistan (120th, + 1) and Guatemala (130th, + 1).

2020 team of the year Belgium remain at the global summit with 1780 points. Their three immediate chasers – France (2nd), Brazil (3rd), and England (4th) – retain their respective rankings.

2022 Fifa World Cup hosts, Qatar boast a striking 1391 points over the course of a year to finish fifth in Asia and 58th in the world.

The next Fifa/Coca-Cola World Rankings will be published on 8 April 2021. Before then, the three-time African champions would have taken on the Benin Republic and Lesotho in March’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.

As it stands, Rohr’s Eagles lead Group L having accrued eight points from four games.

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