Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria maintain their 40th position in the latest world rankings released by Federation of International Football Federation, FIFA on Thursday, reports apnewsng.com.
Also in Africa, Gernot Rohr’s men remain in number five position.
The Eagles have moved up in the rankings in recent months following a remarkable start in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The West Africans top their qualifying group with six points following victories against Zambia and Algeria.
Rohr’s charges also recently played out a 1-1 draw against Senegal in a friendly encounter in London.
They will next face Bafana Bafana of South Africa who who are ranked 64th in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June.
Nigeria’s other Group E AFCON 2019 opponents
Seychelles also maintained their 196th position.
Only Libya changed their position as they moved up
just one spot from 91st to 90th.
Two of the Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifying group
opponents, reigning African champions Cameroon
and Algeria, maintained their number 33rd and 54th
spots respectively, but Zambia dropped one spot to
98th in the world.
In the top 10 ranked nations in the world, there
were no movement as all the teams maintained
Brazil maintained their number one position and are
followed by Argentina, in third is Germany, Chile are
fourth Colombia fifth, France occupy the sixth spot,
Belgium seventh, Portugal eight, Switzerland ninth
and Spain 10th.
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