Super Eagles maintain 39th spot in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles Move Up One Spot In Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles maintained number 39 in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world ranking.

The latest ranking was published on FIFA’s website on Thursday, July 20.

In Africa, the Super Eagles retain sixth position behind with Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt in first, second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Lesotho, group opponents of the Super Eagles in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, are the only team that moved up in the ranking as they are climb to 151.

While South Africa and Zimbabwe dropped to 63 and 125 respectively, Benin Republic remained at 93 and Rwanda maintained 139.

There are no changes at all in the top ten, which is made up solely of European and South American teams.

World champions Argentina (1st) remain at the top of the pile, with the other two podium places occupied by France (2nd) and Brazil (3rd), closely followed by England (4th), Belgium (5th) and Croatia (6th).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 21 September.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles B team will have the chance to negotiate a return to the African Nations Championship when the qualifiers for the 2024 edition kick off in September.

The Nigerian home side crashed out of the tournament after losing to the Black Stars of Ghana through penalty shootout in Abuja following a 2-2 aggregate score at the end of both legs.


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