FOOTBALL: Super Eagles Move up on FIFA Rankings
15 September 2016 Sports
The Nigeria Super Eagles have moved up three places in the latest monthly FIFA rankings released by the World’s football governing body on Thursday.
The Eagles, who were ranked 67th in last month’s ranking, moved into 64th position.
This movement up the ladder comes on the heels of points gained from the AFCON 2017 qualifiers win over Tanzania during the period in review.
The Eagles also moved two places from 16th to 14th spot in Africa.
The large number of qualifying fixtures for continental competitions (26 matches) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (61 matches) over September is reflected in significant movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Despite the shifts up and down the ranking, Argentina and Belgium remain in first and second places respectively, cementing their positions at the summit of the World Ranking for another month.
Elsewhere in the top five, Germany (3, up 1) and Colombia (4, down 1) traded places while a rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite, moved into joint fourth place, thanks largely to victories against Colombia and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.
A little further down, Uruguay (9, up 3) and Wales (10, up 1) muscled their way into the top ten at the expense of Spain (11, down 3) and Italy (13, down 3).
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