Nigeria drops seven places on latest FIFA ranking.
Written by crest887fm on August 13, 2021
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
The Nigerian senior men team dropped from third to fifth on the continent, and 34th globally with 1480 points.
This is after Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles failed to win any of their three international games.
The three-time African champions lost twice and drew once.
In the ranking released on Thursday and published on FIFA’s official website, Senegal, Tunisia, and Algeria emerged the top three in Africa respectively.
They were followed by Morocco, which placed fourth.
In the world ranking, Belgium managed to retain their top spot despite being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Recently Concluded European Championship.
Their last-eight opponents and eventual winners of the tournament, Italy moved up into the top 5, just behind EURO runners-up England and Just above that pair, Brazil and France swapped places.
In addition, it is worth noting the impressive progress made by Gold Cup invitees Qatar who reached the semi-finals in the USA, thereby recording the largest climb of the month and equalling their highest-ever position in the ranking, which dates back to the first edition in 1993.
A handful of other teams that did not take part in regional tournaments, such as Sierra Leone , Eswatini, Puerto Rico (171, +7), and Mongolia (185, +7), still managed to gain ground courtesy of positive friendly results.