Nigeria’s 29th in world FIFA ranking
Written by MAX FM on September 18, 2020
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under review without playing any match.
The movement also placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who garnered 1555 and 1506 points respectively. On the global scene, with the exception of Uzbekistan’s 2-1 friendly victory over Tajikistan, the countries back in action have all been European.
Algeria (35), Morocco (43), Ghana (46), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (57), and DR Congo (57) make up the top 10 rankings of African teams.
Nigeria’s last international game was a 4-2 away win against Lesotho in the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers, played in November 2019.
Belgium is still number one in the world FIFA ranking, followed by France, Brazil, and England respectively.
Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Argentina, and Colombia make up to the top 10.