FIFA ranking: Nigeria end 2019 as 31st best
Nigeria latest FIFA ranking: Super Eagles end the year as 31st in the world, 3rd in Africa.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria last month moved in the FIFA ranking from 35 to 31.
The upward movement in the ranking was as a result of the country’s double victory against Lesotho and Benin.
Nigeria, in November, kick-started the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with a 2-1 win against Benin, before a resounding 4-2 commanding victory against Lesotho away from home.
The two wins in November garnered the Super Eagles 12 points which increased their coefficient from 1481 to 1493 – and from the December ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, the three-time Africa champions remain unmoved from the last month’s ranking.
The Gernot Rohr led side will end the year as the 31st best and 3rd in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia.
In the world ranking, Senegal and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia end the year in 20th and 27th position respectively.
Also, there was no change on the top 10 African ranking sides from November, with North African duo Algeria and Morocco maintaining fourth and fifth respectively, while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, and Congo DR made up the top 10.
Belgium, France, Brazil, England, Uruguay, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia are the top 10 ranked countries.