Super Eagles Drop Positions in Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria fell from 28th to 30th place in the most recent FIFA world ranking.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the world football governing body FIFA published the most recent standings on their website.

The Eagles are ranked third in Africa, behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Atlas Lions of Morocco.

Senegal is ranked second in Africa and 17th globally, whereas Morocco is ranked first in Africa and 13th globally.

The last ranking released in February saw the Eagles climb 14 places to 28th position.

The impressive climb was due to the team’s performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire where they finished second.

It was mixed fortunes for the Eagles’ two opponents in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which will resume in June.

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, who will be guests to the Eagles in Uyo for match day three games dropped to 59th place.

While Benin Republic, who will host the Nigerian team, climb to 97th spot in the rankings.

World Cup champions Argentina maintain number one spot and are followed by France (2nd) Belgium (3rd), England (4th) and Brazil (5th).

Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Croatia make up the top 10 teams in the world ranking.

The next ranking will be published on 20 June 2024.

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