Nigeria Places 40th In Latest FIFA Rankings
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in 40th place on the latest FIFA world football rankings, while Argentina topped the table with France in second place and Brazil in third.
Nigeria defeated Sao Tome and Principe on September 10th, in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier. The Super Eagles qualified first from Group A with 15 points from six matches. They scored 22 goals, with Victor Osimhen bagging 10 of the goals.
Argentina, the 2022 FIFA World Cup champions, remain the Number 1 ranked country in the world after two consecutive victories to the start of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers. Los Albiceleste defeated Ecuador 1-0 and went to high-altitude Bolivia and got a 3-0 win.
🇵🇹🇦🇷 Portugal climb, while Argentina remain at the #FIFARanking summit.
Plus, Morocco, Colombia, Denmark and Japan all make progress inside the top 20. pic.twitter.com/HC8neVEjsd
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 21, 2023
Morocco have moved two places up to position 13, remaining the leading African nation in the rankings ,while reigning African champions Senegal dropped two places from position 18 but remain amongst the top 20 in the world as they occupy position 20.
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Tunisia is now amongst the top 30 in the world after moving up to position 29, while Mali and Cote d’Ivoire both move two places up to 49 and 50 to break into the top 50 ranked sides, replacing Greece and Paraguay respectively.
As a result, CAF now has 9 teams in the top 50, which is two more compared to the previous rankings.
Meanwhile, Guinea-Bissau made the biggest improvement in the rankings, moving up six places to position 106.
10 Highest ranked African teams:
1. Morocco: 13
2. Senegal: 20
3. Tunisia: 29
4. Algeria: 34
5. Egypt: 35
6. Nigeria: 40
7. Cameroon: 41
8. Mali: 49
9. Ivory Coast: 50
10. Burkina Faso: 58.