Nigeria Moves Up In June FIFA Ranking, Both In Africa And World


The Super Eagles of Nigeria has climbed up to fourth
position in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola football ranking
released on Thursday, also moved from 40th position from
the World ranking to 38th position.
The Super Eagles who have never lose any match since
German coach Gernot Rohr took over the coaching job has
continued to restore their glory as the football giants of
Africa.
The Super Eagles who will be playing Togo before playing
their African Nations Cup Qualifiers against the Bafana
Bafana of South Africa at the Godwill Akpabio’s Stadium in
Uyo June 10.
The Super Eagles are among some countries who moved up
big in the June FIFA world ranking as Burkina Faso were one
of the most biggest drops by point losing 60 points.
The Super Eagles last game was against Corsica which ended
in a 1-1 draw with both teams scoring from the penalty spot.
Egypt are top of the chart for Africa while Burkina Faso slide
down to 7th position. Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia occupies
the last position in Africa.
Egypt and Senegal rose in the ranking, to 20th and 27th
respectively.
Cameroon moved a spot up from 33rd to 32nd in the world
and third on the continent.
Togo, Nigeria’s international friendly opponents, are
106th in the world with 320 points gained.
South Africa moved a step down from 64 to 65.
There were no changes in the top 10 positions in the world
rankings as Brazil remained first, Argentina (2nd) Germany
(3rd) Chile (4th) Colombia (5th) France(6th) Belgium(7th)
Portugal(8th) Switzerland (9th) and Spain(10th)
AFRICAN FIRST TEN COUNTRIES
Egypt
Senegal
Cameroon
Nigeria
Congo D.R
Tunisia
Burkina Faso
Cote D’ Ivoire
Ghana
Algeria

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