By Chukwuka Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles have moved up two places to 29th in the latest Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) world rankings.
Nigeria, in the latest rankings released by the football governing body on Thursday, got 1493 points, despite not play a game within the period under review, to become third on the continent, behind Senegal (20th) and Tunisia (26th) in first and second places respectively. Algeria (35), Morocco (43), Ghana (46), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (57) and DR Congo (57) in that order, complete the top ten on the continent.
Belgium, France, Brazil, England and Portugal respectively led the pack on the global stage, with Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Argentina and Colombia make up the first 10 from sixth respectively.
This is the first time FIFA will be releasing the rankings within six months. The next rankings will be on October 22nd, 2020.