Super Eagles Drop 4 Places In FIFA’s End-Year Ranking, Move From 3rd To 4th In Africa

Super Eagles Drop 4 Places In FIFA’s End-Year Ranking, Move From 3rd To 4th In Africa

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have lost 4 places in FIFA’s end-year ranking after the three-time Africa champions ended the year 2020 as the 35th best football nation in the world. This, however, is in contradiction to the 31st best football nation in the world the country recorded in December 2019

Nigeria’s senior national team ended 2019 as the 31st best football playing country in the world and 3rd in Africa but the latest release by FIFA indicate that the

The Super Eagles remain unmoved in December’s ranking released by FIFA on Thursday indicates that Nigeria has moved down a spot in Africa and now ranked the 4th best team in the continent.

The down turn in ranking is obviously no thanks to the inability of the team to win a single match during the year under review.

After failing to win any of their four games played this year (one defeat, three draws), the Eagles maintained their 35th spot in the last ranking.

On the continent, the three-time African Cup of Nations champions occupy fourth position.

Morocco also ended the year in joint 35th place in the world and fourth in Africa alongside the Eagles

The Teranga Lions of Senegal finished 2020 as Africa’s best team in 20th and number one on the continent.

Tunisia are second in Africa and 26th on the globe while reigning African champions Algeria are 31st in the world and third in Africa.

Belgium finished the year at number one and are followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal in second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

The next FIFA ranking will be published on 18 February 2021.

Super Eagles have not made appreciable improvement with German coach, Gernot Rohr leading to section of the football followers to call for his sack last month after drawing two matches against Sierra Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

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