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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have Dropped Six Places in the FIFA Ranking

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Despite the impressive 4-0 drubbing of Cameroon, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped six places in the FIFA Ranking released on Thursday, September 13.

– The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now 44th in world football and fifth in Africa.

Super Eagles
Super Eagles


In the month under review, the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo, beat Cameroon 4-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday, September 1 before getting a 1-1 draw away in Yaounde in the return leg.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria made the drop despite the 4-0 win over Cameroon (9Gist)
The Super Eagles of Nigeria made the drop despite the 4-0 win over Cameroon (9Gist)

Despite the impressive win and away draw, the Super Eagles dropped six places in the latest FIFA Ranking from 38th to 44th in world football.


The Super Eagles are now fifth in Africa behind Egypt (30), Tunisia (31), Senegal (33) and Conge DR (42).

Cameroon (45), Burkina Faso (49), Ghana (52), Cote d’Ivoire (54) and Morocco (56) make up the top 10 in Africa.

Super Eagles next opponent in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Zambia are 78th after moving up 18 places.

Chipolopolo of Zambia


In world football, Germany overtake Brazil to become the number one country in football with the former leaders now number two.

Germany National Team
Germany are number one in world football (Bongarts/Getty Images)

Portugal, Argentina and Belgium make up the top 5.

Poland, Switzerland, France, Chile and Colombia complete the top 10.


African Ranking

(1) Egypt (2) Tunisia (3) Senegal (4) Congo DR (5) Nigeria (6) Cameroon (7) Burkina Faso (8) Ghana (9) Cote d’Ivoire (10) Morocco.

World Ranking

(1)Germany (2) Brazil (3) Portugal (4) Argentina (5) Belgium (6) Poland (7) Switzerland (8) France (9) Chile (10) Colombia.

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