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Super Eagles rise four places in latest FIFA ranking


/ by Biyi Akangbe
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved four places from 64th to 60th according to in the latest FIFA Ranking released by the world football ruling body on Thursday.

Nigeria also moved from 14th in Africa to 11th after a point increase of 28 from 534 in September to 562 in the latest rankings for October 2016.

Cote d’Ivoire maintained its top position in Africa, after improving from 34th to 31st position in the ranking. Senegal also moved seven places from 39th to 32nd position, by moving from third to second position on the continent.

Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier group opponent, Algeria dropped from second to third position on the continent and 35th in the world. Tunisia, Ghana Egypt, Congo DR and Congo followed in that order. Another Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers opponents, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are placed above Nigeria in 59th, while Zambia are in 94th on the ranking table.

Two-time world champions ‎Argentina maintain top spot on the rankings ahead of Germany, Brazil and Belgium in 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions. While Columbia, Chile, France and Portugal occupy fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.

Meanwhile, the next FIFA/Coca-Cola ranking is expected to be released 24 November, 2016.

World Top 10:
1. Argentina
2. Germany
3. Brazil
4. Belgium
5. Colombia
6. Chile
7. France
8. Portugal
9. Uruguay
10. Spain

Africa’s Top 10:
1. Cote d’Ivoire (31st)
2. Senegal (32nd)
3. Algeria (35th)
4. Tunisia (38th)
5. Ghana (45th)
6. Egypt (46th)
7. Congo DR (49th)
8. Congo (55th)
9. Mali (58th)
10. Cameroon (59th)
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