FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Drops from 30 to 38

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped eight places from 30th to 38th in the FIFA World Rankings for June, following lackluster performances in the World Cup qualifying matches.

According to the ranking table released by FIFA on Thursday, Nigeria’s points decreased from 1,520.27 in April to 1,498.93.

This decline was also evident on the continental stage, where Nigeria fell from third to fifth, now trailing behind Morocco, Senegal, Egypt, and Côte d’Ivoire.

The Super Eagles drew 1-1 against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo and suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Benin Republic in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Globally, 187 national team matches have been played since the last rankings in April, so changes in the latest standings are not surprising.

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The top three positions remain unchanged: Argentina holds the top spot, followed by France in second and Belgium in third.

However, there is some movement behind them. Brazil (4th, up 1) and England (5th, down 1) have swapped places.

Portugal (6th), the Netherlands (7th), and Spain (8th) have maintained their spots in the top 10, while Croatia (9th, up 1) has overtaken Italy (10th, down 1), though Italy remains among the leading pack.


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