Super Eagles drop in latest FIFA ranking
September FIFA ranking: Nigeria drops to 34th
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one spot in the September FIFA ranking, released earlier today.
The three-time African champions, who drew 2-2 in a friendly game against Ukraine last Tuesday and came 3rd at the 2019 AFCON, last month were ranked 33rd in the world, but have now dropped a place to 34th.
A drop in the world ranking, however, didn’t affect Nigeria’s stand on the African continent as they maintain their third spot.
Senegal and Tunisia are the two leading African sides respectively – and North African sides Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt hold the fourth, fifth, and sixth position respectively.
Ghana, Cameroon, Congo DR, and Cote d’lvoire all complete the top 10 African sides.
Belgium, France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Colombia, and Argentina are the top 10 most ranked football nations for the month of September.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will lock horns with Brazil in a friendly game next month in Singapore.
The October 13 friendly between Nigeria and Brazil will be the second major match between the two sides.
The first was at the opening of the Abuja National Stadium In 2003, where Brazil won the match by 3-0 – thanks to goals from Gil, Luís Fabiano, and Adriano
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