Nigeria Drop Three Places in Latest FIFA Ranking Now 45th


Nigeria dropped three places to 45th in the latest FIFA World ranking released on Friday.

Nigeria occupy the 45th position with 1433 points two points below her previous point of 1435 released in April.

However, the drop didn’t affect the Super Eagles position on the continent as they are remain 3rd behind Senegal and Tunisia.

Senegal is ranked in the 22nd position with 1515 points, while Tunisia occupy the 25th position with 1501 point.

Other African countries in top 50 are Morocco at 47, Congo DR at 49 and Ghana at 50.

Morocco are fourth (47) while DR Congo (49), closes the top five in the continental standings.

AFCON hosts Egypt sit eight in the Africa ranking and 58 world wide.

Cameroon (51), Burkina Faso (59), and Mali (62) make up the top 10 teams in Africa. 

On the global stage, several of the biggest names in international football have significant gains in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

While Belgium (1st, unchanged) continue at the top, increasing their advantage over France (2nd, unchanged) following UEFA EURO qualifying wins over Kazakhstan and Scotland, there was plenty of movement elsewhere in the top 20. Portugal (5th, up 2), for example, moved into the top five on the back of their UEFA Nations League triumph, while the Netherlands (14th, up 2) edged upwards after reaching the final of the same competition.

A trio of former world champions are also on the rise. Spain (7th, up 2), Germany (11th, up 2) and Italy (14th, up 3) all ascended the global ladder on the back of positive results in the EURO qualifiers.

There were plenty of success stories elsewhere, too, with the likes of Austria (26th, up 8), Northern Ireland (28th, up 5), Czech Republic (41st, up 7), Hungary (42nd, up 9), Armenia (97th, up 9) and Malaysia (159, up 9) racing up the Ranking.

There was also reason to celebrate for Senegal (22nd, up 1) and Kosovo (121st, up 6), both of whom reached their highest position to date.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 25 July 2019.