Super Eagles drop again in FIFA ranking
Super Eagles FIFA ranking: Nigeria drops in October ranking
Super Eagles of Nigeria FIFA ranking have further nosedived – as the team witnessed a second consecutive dropdown.
Last month 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro saw the Super Eagles moved from 33rd to 34th in the world.
The three-time African champions, for the second consecutive drop one spot to now, sit 35th on the FIFA ranking.
It’s a sterling display when the team drew 1-1 with the then World No. 2 (now 3) Brazil in a friendly game earlier in October at the Singapore National Stadium.
However, Nigeria’s draw against the South American giant earned the team -1 in the October ranking coefficient and a dropdown from 34th to 35th.
Nigeria maintains its third position on the African continent behind Tunisia (2nd) and Senegal (1st) and ahead of North African sides – Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt.
Other countries that make up the top 10 ranked African teams are Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, and Cote D’lvoire.
Meanwhile, on the world stage, Belgium maintains its spot on the summit, while France usurps the second spot from Brazil, who now sits third.
England, Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia respectively complete the top 10
The Super Eagles resume international duty next month when they face the duo of Lesotho and Benin in the race to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
Meanwhile, the coach of the side has revealed that his side struggled whenever they face African oppositions.
The Franco-German explained that playing surfaces and the physical approach whenever other African nations face his team were reasons for the struggle.
He, however, noted that his team must adapt to get the needed results.
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