FIFA Ranking: Nigeria's Super Eagles finish 2020 in 35th position

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria's Super Eagles finish 2020 in 35th position

- FIFA ranking shows the Super Eagles of Nigeria will end year 2020 in 35th position

- Senegal, Tunisia and Algeria are the top three best teams on the African continent

- Belgium, France and Brazil are the top three teams in the world

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have ended year 2020 in 35th position as the world’s football governing body Fifa releases the final ranking for the year.

Nigeria's Super Eagles had in November slipped to 35th position following their unproductive AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

The three-time African giants were forced to back-to-back draws by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

The first meeting at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin ended 4-4 despite Gernot Rohr's taking a four-goal lead in the first 30 minutes of their fixture, while reverse fixture in Freetown ended goalless.

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December ranking shows 22nd placed Senegal and Tunisia who occupy 26th position are the first and second African teams respectively.

In 31st position, reigning AFCON champions Algeria retain their position as Africa’s third best team while Morocco and Nigeria are both on 35th position in the world chart.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria's Super Eagles finish 2020 in 35th position
FIFA Ranking shows Nigeria will end the year in 35th place. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Belgium, France and Brazil are the top three teams in the world, in that order while England and Portugal complete the top five, respectively.

Recall that Nigeria dropped three points from their 32nd place in October to 35th in the November ranking.

Meanwhile, Africa's most expensive footballer, Victor Osimhen, has stepped up his recovery process after training on the pitch and in the gym.

Napoli have hinted that Super Eagles forward is nearing full fitness for the Italian League giants as he trained on the pitch and in the gym already.

The 21-year-old has since then been unable to feature for the Parthenopeans in their last five games across competitions.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Onuachu is the highest goalscorer in all of Europe's elite leagues after taking his tally to 14 goals this season.

The Nigerian international was on target for Genk in their 4-2 win over Europa League contingents Royal Antwerp.

The 26-year-old brought his side level after Koji Miyoshi had put Antwerp in the lead in the third minute and added his second, four minutes later to keep Genk in front.

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