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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria 3rd in Africa, 45th in the World

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Seven days to Africa Cup of Nations kick-off, Nigeria dropped three spots down from 42nd to 45th in FIFA’s latest ranking.


According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position on the continent.


The Super Eagles improved from its April points of 1435 to 1432.


The Eagles on Saturday took on Zimbabwe in a pre-Afcon tune up game which ended in a 0-0 draw at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta state.


Terenga Lions of Senegal that the Super Eagles will take on in their second pre-Afcon friendly match on Sunday maintain its number one spot in the Continent and 22nd in the world.


Nigeria’s opponents at the Afcon in Egypt Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar are 71st, 108th and 134th in the world respectively.
Afcon host nation Egypt are 58th in the world, 8th in the continent.


Nigeria will open their Nations Cup campaign on June 22 at the Alexandria stadium against Burundi.


Belgium also maintained its number one spot in the world with 1746 points followed by World Cup winners, France with 1718 points:
The top ten world rankings is as follows: Belgium (1), France (2), Brazil (3), England (4), Portugal (5) Croatia (6), Spain (7), Uruguay (8), Switzerland (9), Denmark (10).

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