FIFA ranking: Super Eagles maintain 47th position in May

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 47th position in the latest world ranking released on FIFA’s official website Thursday.

DAILY POST had reported that Nigeria moved up five places from 52nd penultimate month to 47th position last month.

However, in Africa, the World Cup-bound Super Eagles remain sixth.

There is also no movement by the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup Group D opponents as they all maintained their previous spots.

Argentina remain number five in the world, Croatia in number 18 and World Cup debutants, Iceland, on number 22.

Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifying opponents also kept their previous positions as South Africa, Libya and Seychelles stayed 72nd, 100th and 194th in the world respectively.

And the Democratic Republic of Congo, who will face the Eagles on an international friendly on May 28, remained number 38 in the world.

For the top 10 ranked countries, Germany retained the first position, Brazil in second, Belgium in third, Portugal fourth and Argentina fifth.

In the sixth place are Switzerland, France are seventh, Spain eighth, Chile ninth and Poland 10th.

The next FIFA ranking will be published on June 7, 2018.

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