Nigeria Moves Up Four Places in Latest FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed four places to 44th in the latest Fifa world rankings but remain number three in Africa.

Tunisia remain Africa’s top ranked team after moving up a place to 22nd while Senegal are unmoved at 25th in the world and second in Africa. Reigning Cup of Nations champions Cameroon and Ghana’s Black Stars both dropped a spot to 51st and 52nd while Egypt are the biggest movers in the African top ten, moving up six places to 58th in the world.

Nigeria’s next AFCON Qualifiers opponents South Africa remained unmoved at 73rd in the world and remain outside the Top ten in Africa.

The Super Eagles’ four-place rise comes after the team recorded victories over Seychelles and Libya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Belgium are the outright number one on the world after World Champions France dropped down a place to second in the world. Both teams had shared the top spot. England moved up a place to 5th – their highest ranking in five years while Germany fell two spots to 14th. Argentina dropped one spot to 12th while Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark all maintained their positions in the top ten.

Africa Top 10

  1. Tunisia (22)
  2. Senegal (25)
  3. Nigeria (44)
  4. Cameroon (51)
  5. Ghana (52)
  6. Burkina Faso (57)
  7. Egypt (58)
  8. Ivory Coast (64)
  9. Guinea (65)
  10. Mali (66)

Fifa World Ranking (Top 10)

  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. England
  6. Uruguay
  7. Portugal
  8. Switzerland
  9. Spain
  10. Denmark