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Nigeria retains position in latest FIFA Rankings 

Nigeria retained the 51st spot globally and ninth in the continent in the

January FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Last month, Super Eagles were rooted to same spot despite the

team’s sterling performance in the qualifying series which was

capped with another 4-2 win over football power-house Argentina

in an international friendly in Russia.

While Nigeria is rooted to same spot, World Cup-bound

Carthage Eagles of Tunisia now lead continent, displacing

Senegal from the top.

The Senegalese who are also World Cup bound ended 2017 as

Africa’s highest-ranked team. But they have lost that pole

position after dropping one place to 24th in the global rankings

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while Tunisia move four places to 23rd.

African champions Cameroon seats 45th in the world and

surprisingly seventh in the continent.

The top five highest ranked African teams include; Tunisia,

Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Congo DR.

Nigeria’s World Cup Group D rivals Iceland has however moved

into the top 20 of world football after they rose from the number

22nd spot to 20th in the latest rankings.

Meanwhile, the top 10 ranked countries in the world are Germany

– number one, Brazil , Portugal, Argentina and Belgium in fifth

position. In sixth is Spain, Poland is seventh, Switzerland occupy

eighth, France ninth and Chile is 10th

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FIFA will release another rankings next month, precisely on the

15th of February.

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