LATEST FIFA RANKINGS: Nigeria rise 10 spots, World Cup rivals drop

LATEST FIFA RANKINGS: Nigeria rise 10 spots, World Cup rivals drop
John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Nov 24, 2016. 13:36

Nigeria have moved 10 spots up in the latest FIFA Rankings and they are now 50th in the world thanks to an impressive run in the World Cup qualifiers.

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Nigeria are back in the African top-10 in seventh place with Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire the top two countries on the continent.

However, Nigeria’s World Cup rivals Algeria and Cameroon dropped in the latest ratings.

Algeria are 38th in the world, three places down from their previous ranking, while Cameroon are 65th, six places below the position they enjoyed last month.

Zambia moved to 91st position, three spots up from last month’s ranking.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been unbeaten under new coach Gernot Rohr after three straight wins over Tanzania, Zambia and Algeria.



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