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Eagles Remains 53rd In FIFA Ranking

Posted: Sep 4, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Super Eagles remained unmoved at number 53 in the latest FIFA rankings for the month of September released on Thursday.

The Eagles is now the ninth-ranked African side behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Congo, Cameroon and Egypt.

Algeria remains at the summit of African football with 955 points which put it in the 19th position in the world, while African champions Cote d’Ivoire is second in Africa and ranked 21st in the world.

Ghana stays third on the continent after amassing 827 points, which places it in the 27th spot in the world.

Nigeria’s group opponents in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series also saw mixed fortunes as Egypt moved up three places to 49, Chad moved a place up to 171 in the world, while Tanzania remains unmoved to remain 140th in the world.

Chile (8th) is the only team to have made significant movement in the top ten, and it is now in its highest-ever position since the revision of the global ladder in 2006 and Congo (42nd) is in its best positions since 1993.

The next FIFA Ranking will be published on October 1, 2015.