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Nigeria Moves Up in FIFA Ranking



Nigeria  Super Eagles climbed three places and now occupy the 67th position but remain in 16th position in the latest FIFA rankings  released by world football governing body  yesterday.

Last July, Eagles were  rated 70th globally and 17th in Africa. However, the former AFCON champions is still behind  Algeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Egypt who are the top five teams in Africa .

Two of Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group B opponents, Cameroon and Zambia was ranked 54th and 91st respectively in the updated ranking.

There were no changes at the rankings summit, with the top 20 retaining their July position.

Argentina remain top, followed closely by Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile.

A new ranking would be published by the world governing body’s official website  on September 15, 2016.

The third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Nigeria starts on October 3rd against Zambia.

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