Friday, 15 July 2016

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Dropped Nine Spots

FIFA is out with July 2016 ranking.
Nigeria’s rating on the latest FIFA world rankings has tumbled nine places.

The Super Eagles in the recent ranking released are 17th on the African continent, after trying to move up the ladders in June when they were nipped at the 61st position, but unfortunately they backslided and moonwalked to 70th position.

Algeria retained their top position, making them the No. 1 team in Africa, and No. 32 in the global ranking. Other African teams to make it to the top include; Cote d'Ivoire at No. 35th position, followed by Ghana at the 36th post, Senegal at 41st, Egypt at 43rd, Tunisia at 45th..........

Cameroon took 53rd position in the world and seventh in Africa. The Lions jumped up five places in the world rankings.

In the global rankings, Argentina kept its place as world No. 1 despite losing their Copa America final to Chile, while Belgium retain the second post even after falling out at the quarter-final stage of Euro 2016. Colombia, Germany and South American champions Chile filled up the rest top five.

European champions, Portugal, jumped up two places to sixth position from their former 8th, with Spain, Brazil and Italy rounding off the top 10.

After losing out in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, Wales have moved two steps ahead of England up to 11th position in the latest World FIFA ranking, making the English team to land at the 13th spot.

The United States is at No. 28 Canada at No. 100

The top five teams remained unchanged, with Argentina topping ahead of Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile, while Tonga came last on the list after Somalia at 205 position.

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