FIFA ranks Nigeria 40th, 6th in Africa

The Nigeria men’s football team, the Super Eagles are now ranked as the 40th best football playing nation in the World. The Federation of International Football Association has officially published its quarterly rankings with some interesting moves for African teams on the global rankings.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco moved two places-from 15 to 13- to become the leading African nation while the reigning African champions, the Terranga Lions of Senegal dropped two places-from 18 to 20.

Following the latest rankings, the Confederation of African Football now has nine countries in the top 50, two more than the previous rankings

Morocco is number 1 in Africa and 13 in the World while Senegal is 2 and 20 in the world. Tunisia and Algeria are 3 and 4 in Africa and 29, 34 respectively in the world. Egypt is 5 and 35 in the world while Nigeria is 6 in Africa and 40 in the world

Meanwhile, It should be noted that Argentina is still the top the ranked team as they occupy number one ahead of France and Brazil in 2 and 3 respectively. The Three Lions of England are 4th while the Red Devils of Belgium comes 5th.

The rankings reflect the outcomes of 159 international matches played in September. The next FIFA world rankings will be published on October 26

Ikenna Okafor

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