Nigeria Rise In Latest FIFA Ranking
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have continued to rise on the FIFA ranking with the latest released on Thursday, October 25, by the world football governing body.
Following a fine run of performances in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, the Super Eagles have climbed to 44th spot in the world.
Two victories from two games in the month under review saw the Super Eagles move up four places from September’s 48th spot.
In Africa, the Super Eagles are now third on the ladder just behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Congo DR, Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire complete the roster of Africa’s top ten teams.
Last month, Belgium joined France in becoming the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s first-ever joint leaders.
But this month, Belgium displaced France at the summit of the global ranking with just one point while Brazil, Croatia and England complete the top five spots.
Gibraltar (190th, up 8) are undoubtedly October’s biggest Nations League success story, and their first-ever competitive wins, against Armenia (101st, down 1) and Lichtenstein (182nd, down 4), have reflected in a record ranking position – and this month’s biggest rise.