Nigeria move four places up FIFA ranking


nigeria-move-four-places-FIFA-rankingThe superb form of the Super Eagles has continued to yield results as the moved four places up the FIFA ranking up to 44th position

The Super Eagles were placed 48th position before the recent FIFA ranking, and their good performance, especially at the AFCON qualifiers have seen the Nigeria team moved up four places. The latest FIFA ranking sees Nigeria as the third in Africa, just behind Tunisia and Senegal.

The other Africans making up the top ten African nations are Congo DR, Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Egypt, and Ivory Coast.

Belgium top the ranking as the best team in the world after edging out France, as both of them were tied first in the previous FIFA ranking. This was the first time in FIFA history that two teams were tied in the first position, but the Belgium edge out the World champion, France by just a point in the latest ranking.

Both Belgium and France have been spectacular in their Europa Nations league, after their superb performance in the World cup held in Russia. They have practically been the best team in the world with both teams displaying star-studded squad that keeps providing results in the pitch.

The biggest gainer in the recent FIFA ranking is Gibraltar, who moved up eight places to be ranked 190th after their first ever competitive victory against Armenia who moved one place down to 101st and Lichtenstein who also moved down four places to be ranked 182nd place on the log.

The coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Genor Rohr, had continued with his impressive work, as the team has been on the steady rise since he took over. The team performed superbly to qualify for the world cup after being placed in the group of dead and narrowly missed out of qualifying to the knock out stage in the world cup.