FIFA RANKINGS: NIGERIA DROPS TO 35TH IN THE WORLD

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.

This comes after Gernot Rohr’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Brazil in Singapore on October 13 in their only game in the month of October.

However, the bronze medallists at the last Africa Cup of Nations Cup (AFCON) dropped a spot to 35th from a previous position of 34th, but remained Africa’s third-best ranked side with 1,481 points.

AFCON finalists Senegal are ranked 20th, while Tunisia is placed 29th in the world ranking. Both are also Africa’s top two sides respectively, with Nigeria completing the top three. 

African champions Algeria are ranked fourth, northern neighbours Morocco find themselves in fifth while Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, DR Congo and former champions Cote d’Ivoire complete the top ten. 

Nigeria will play against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November in the first set of qualifying fixtures for the 2021 AFCON.

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