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Nigeria drops by eight point on latest FIFA ranking


Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by eight points from 30 to 38 in the FIFA World Ranking for June after lacklustre performances in the World Cup Qualifying matches.

According to the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria dropped from 1,520.27 points in April to 1,498.93.

The drop on the global stage was also reflected on the continental stage, as the Nigerian team dropped from the third position to fifth behind Morocco, Senegal, Egypt, and Cote d ‘Ivoire.

The Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.

On the global scene, 187 national team bouts have been contested since the last ranking in April, and the changes in the latest standings are no surprise.

The top three, however, remain unshakeable. Argentina (1st) retains their place at the summit, with France (2nd) and Belgium (3rd) hot on their heels.

But there is movement behind them, as Brazil (4th, up 1) and England (5th, down 1) swap places.

Portugal (6th), the Netherlands (7th) and Spain (8th) consolidated their spots in the top 10, while Croatia (9th, up 1) overtook Italy (10th, down 1), which nonetheless held onto a place among the leading pack.




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