Nigeria retain 44th position in the new FIFA ranking

Nigeria retain 44th position in the new FIFA ranking

- Nigeria retain 44th position in the FIFA ranking released in November

- The three-time African champions retain their position after failing to secure victories against South Africa and Uganda during the international break

- Belgium retain number one while England moved up to fifth

In the new FIFA ranking released on Thursday, November 29, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained the 44th position.

Gernot Rohr's side are also the fourth best Africa country on the chart after running six matches without a loss.

Senegal are the number one ranked Africa side as they occupy the 23rd position with Tunisia coming second filling in the 26th position.

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Another World Cup participant Morocco, are third in 40th position while the three-time African champions Nigeria fill the void in 44th position.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the fifth best Africa nation as they occupy the 49th position on the ranking.

Belgium, France, Brazil and Croatia are the top four best teams in the world while England's recent impressive form in the UEFA Nations League drives them to fifth.

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Portugal who also made it through to the next round of the Nations League moved to sixth while Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain, and Denmark sum up the top ten teams.

Lionel Messi's Argentina move up one place to 11th while former world champions Germany, slipped further down to 16th.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria gained one spot after moving from 49th spot to 48th position in September’s FIFA monthly world ranking released on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

According to the world’s football governing body, Nigeria, who played out two international matches against Seychelles and Liberia during the period under review, were not included among the continent’s top earners after moving from a previous point haul of 1410 to 1415 to gain a spot.

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