Nigeria Places 39th In Latest FIFA Rankings
By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria remains in 39th place in the July edition of the FIFA Men’s football ranking, with World Cup winners Argentina topping the charts while France (2nd) and Brazil (3) are close behind.
On the ranking table published on FIFA’s official twitter handle on Thursday, Nigeria still maintained the 1486.48 points it had in June.
There are no changes at all in the top ten, which is made up solely of European and South American teams. Argentina (1st) remain at the top of the pile, with the other two podium places occupied by France (2nd) and Brazil (3rd).
They are closely followed by England (4th), Belgium (5th) and Croatia (6th).
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However, other teams are knocking on the door of the top ten. The USA (11th), who were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Gold Cup, missed a chance to break into the leading pack.
Mexico are in 12th on their heels following El Tri’s triumph in the same competition. Mexico’s rise means that Switzerland 13th and Morocco 14th.
At the continental level, Nigeria maintained the sixth spot behind Morroco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, respectively.
The Super Falcons
Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons, are in 40th place on the women’s world ranking table. The USA are in 1st place on the women’s world ranking table, with Germany in 2nd and Sweden in 3rd place.
The Super Falcons will face Olympic champions Canada in its opening game of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World by 6am (WAT) on Friday, at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Australia.