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Full rating: Super Eagles drop seven places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

The Nigerian senior men team dropped from third to fifth in the continent, and 34th globally with 1480 points.

This is after Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles failed to win any of their three international games.

The three-time African champions lost twice and drew once.

In the ranking was released on Thursday and published on FIFA’s official website, Senegal, Tunisia Algeria emerged top three in Africa respectively.

They were followed by Morocco, which placed fourth.

In the world ranking, Belgium managed to retain their top spot despite being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the European Championship.

Their last-eight opponents and eventual winners of the tournament, Italy, (5, +2), moved up into the top 5, just behind EURO runners-up England (4, no change). Just above that pair, Brazil (2, +1) and France (3, -1) swapped places.

Argentina (6, +2) reaped the benefits of a triumphant Copa America campaign, while the two Gold Cup finalists broke into the top 10. Victorious in that tournament and winners of the Concacaf Nations League as well, United States (10, +10) climbed no fewer than ten places, eight more than Mexico (9, +2), who, despite losing in the final of both competitions, now sit one spot above their continental rivals.

In addition, it is worth noting the impressive progress made by Gold Cup invitees Qatar (42, +16), who reached the semi-finals in the USA, thereby recording the largest climb of the month and equalling their highest-ever position in the ranking, which dates back to the first edition in 1993.

A handful of other teams that did not take part in regional tournaments, such as Sierra Leone (106, +8), Eswatini (146, +8), Puerto Rico (171, +7), and Mongolia (185, +7), still managed to gain ground courtesy of positive friendly results.

“The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking will be published on 16 September 2021,” FIFA said on its website.

SEE AFRICA’s RANKING:

RK

Team

Total Points
Previous Points

+/-

Positions
21
Senegal
Senegal
1545
1542 3
28
Tunisia
Tunisia
1515
1513 2
30
Algeria
Algeria
1499
1487 12
32
Morocco
Morocco
1488
1479 9
34
Nigeria
Nigeria
1480
1487 -7
46
Egypt
Egypt
1433
1433 0
52
Ghana
Ghana
1421
1425 -4
54
Cameroon
Cameroon
1411
1405 6
57
Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire
1403
1398 5
60
Mali
Mali
1393
1401 -8
62
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
1384
1393 -9
65
Congo DR
Congo DR
1373
1377 -4
73
South Africa
South Africa
1338
1326 12
76
Guinea
Guinea
1330
1332 -2
77
Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde
1327
1330 -3
84
Uganda
Uganda
1282
1287 -5
85
Gabon
Gabon
1278
1278 0
86
Benin
Benin
1277
1293 -16
87
Zambia
Zambia
1276
1280 -4
93
Congo
Congo
1256
1256 0
97
Madagascar
Madagascar
1238
1238 0
100
Mauritania
Mauritania
1227
1225 2
104
Kenya
Kenya
1205
1205 0
106
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1178
1163 15
107
Namibia
Namibia
1172
1168 4
108
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
1172
1176 -4
109
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
1171
1171 0
113
Mozambique
Mozambique
1166
1162 4
117
Niger
Niger
1156
1166 -10
118
Malawi
Malawi
1154
1162 -8
121
Sudan
Sudan
1148
1149 -1
122
Libya
Libya
1148
1156 -8
123
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
1147
1158 -11
126
Angola
Angola
1136
1136 0
127
Rwanda
Rwanda
1134
1124 10
131
Togo
Togo
1106
1104 2
132
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
1105
1105 0
133
Comoros
Comoros
1104
1106 -2
135
Tanzania
Tanzania
1094
1088 6
137
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1079
1079 0
140
Burundi
Burundi
1076
1076 0
144
Lesotho
Lesotho
1058
1070 -12
146
Eswatini
Eswatini
1054
1039 15
148
Gambia
Gambia
1053
1043 10
149
Botswana
Botswana
1052
1052 0
150
Liberia
Liberia
1050
1047 3
165
South Sudan
South Sudan
983
984 -1
170
Mauritius
Mauritius
965
965 0
181
Chad
Chad
935
935 0
182
Djibouti
Djibouti
922
919 3

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