Nigeria move up four spots, now 44th in FIFA ranking
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up four spots to the 44th position in the world on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking
In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September.
The movement has now placed Nigeria in the third position in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that it was during the period in review, that the Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Tunisia is ranked 22nd in the world and Senegal 25th. Congo DR ranked 46th and Morocco, 47th, are the other African countries among the top 50.
On the global scene, Belgium are now ranked world number one, ahead of France with the narrowest of margin–just one point in the new the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published today. The Belgians have 1733 points to France’s 1732 points.
In September, the two countries were tied on the first spot.
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