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Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Nigeria maintains 44th position in FIFA ranking

fifa-logoBy Albert Akota.

Nigeria remained unmoved at number 44 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of June released yesterday.

The Super Eagles failed to improve on their rankings with seven days to the World Cup despite recording two draws in their friendly matches, a 2-2 draw with Scotland and a goalless draw with Greece.

Nigeria are ranked 28th amongst the 32 countries that will feature at the World Cup and are the least ranked side in Group F where they have Argentina (5), Bosnia (21) and Iran (43).

In the overall world ranking, Europe still holds onto the top two spots with Spain and Germany while World Cup hosts Brazil climbed up one spot to the third position.

Behind the top three are Portugal, (4th, down 1), Argentina (5th, up 2), Switzerland (6th, up 2) and Uruguay (6th, down 1) who share seventh position.

Algeria has become the top-ranked African side on the 22nd position, after they overtook Cote D’Ivoire who dropped two places to 24th position in second.

They are followed by Egypt who dropped 12 places to 36th, Ghana 37th (up 1), Cape Verde 39th (up 3), Tunisia 48th (up 1), Guinea 52nd (down 1), Cameroon 56th (down 6), and Mali 57th to round up the African top ten.


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