Nigeria retained the 47th spot in the latest ranking released yesterday by the world football ruling body FIFA. The stagnation is the effect of the goalless draw against Mexico in last week’s FIFA window played in Atlanta, USA.
There was also no movement for Super Eagles in the continent as they retained their seventh position in Africa behind Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Egypt, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana and Tunisia. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroun are the only World Cup-bound African team that is ranked below Eagles in the eighth place in the continent.
Nigeria’s other World Cup Group F opponents were ranked higher than the Eagles with Argentina occupying the third spot in the world while Bosnia-Herzegovina is in 21st spot. Even the Iranians are listed in the 42nd position by FIFA.
Meanwhile, Spain continued to be the top ranked team in the world followed closely by Germany, while Portugal and Colombia retain the fourth and fifth spots.