Super Eagles Move Up One Place To 39th In Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved up from 40th position to 39th in the latest FIFA men’s world ranking.

The world football governing body posted the latest ranking on their official website on Thursday June 29.

In Africa, the Super Eagles currently occupy sixth position behind Morocco (1st), Senegal (2nd), Tunisia (3rd), Algeria (4th) and Egypt (5th).

Jose Peseiro’s side gained one place in the latest ranking following their 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone in Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers in Monrovia, Liberia. Nigeria previously occupied the 40th position in the rankings released in April.

Their final group fixture is a home game against bottom-placed São Tomé and Principe in September.

Meanwhile, World Cup champions Argentina remain number one in the world nearly three months on from regaining top spot, thanks to friendly wins over Australia and Indonesia.

France and Brazil maintained third and fourth spots respectively in the ranking, England are fourth while Belgium are fifth.

Croatia, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Spain make up the best ten teams in the world.

The next FIFA world ranking will be released on July 20, 2023.

Top 10 African Teams

1. Morocco (13)
2. Senegal (18)
3. Tunisia (31)
4. Algeria (33)
5. Egypt (34)
6. Nigeria (39)
7. Cameroon (43)
8. Mali (50)
9. Ivory Coast (51)
10. Burkina Faso (55)

World Top 10

1. Argentina
2. France
3. Brazil
4. England
5. Belgium
6. Croatia
7. Netherlands
8. Italy
9. Portugal
10. Spain

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