Nigeria move up 7 places in latest FIFA rankings

Posted by Adeyinka Akintunde, Lagos | 2 June 2016 | 2,737 times

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have risen up seven places to 61st in the latest FIFA rankings released this morning. Recent victories against Mali and Luxembourg have seen Nigeria gather 559 points to move up from the 67th place the country occupied in the May 2016 rankings.

Nigeria, however, remains 12th in Africa with Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon and Congo occupying the first eleven places in the continent.

But it was good news for the Desert Foxes of Algeria as they moved up by one place to 32nd in the world, with the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire dropping two places to 36th in the world.

Argentina and Belgium maintained their first and second spots in the world while Austria returned to the top ten with France moving up four places to 17th in the world.

Slovakia and Madagascar were top movers. The Europeans climbed eight steps to the 24th place, while the Africans rose by 29 places into the top 108 worldwide.

The next world rankings will be published on July 14, 2016.

•Source: Daily Sports (DailySportsng.com). Photo shows Super Eagles.


Source: News Express

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