- Super Eagles will have to lift their games subsequently after been ranked as 34th best nation in the world
- FIFA which is the body in charge of football on earth came out with their latest ranking on Thursday, August 12
- According to the table, Nigeria are also occupying fifth in the world as Senegal is ranked the best in Africa
Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions have dropped to 34th position on the latest FIFA ranking of football nations released by the world soccer governing body.
In the latest ranking, Nigeria are now occupying fifth position in Africa and the West African nation are behind Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Senegal according to FIFA.
While Liberia moved up three spots to 150, Central Africa Republic and Cape Verde dropped to 123rd and 77th positions respectively.
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Despite not currently being the African champions, Senegal remain Africa’s number one team and 21st in the world and Tunisia are second on the continent and occupy 28th on the global ranking.
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And in the global standings, Belgium is the highest football best ranked nation and they are followed by Brazil as France occupy third while England placed fourth.
Surprisingly, Italy who won the 2020 EURO are occupying fifth while 2021 Copa America champions Argentina are rated as sixth best football nation in the world.
See the FIFA ranking of African nations
1. Senegal and 21st in the world
2. Tunisia and 28th in the world
3. Algeria and 30th in the world
4. Morocco and 32nd in the world
5. Nigeria and 34th in the world
6. Egypt and they are 46th in the world
7. Ghana and they are 52nd in the world
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how David Okereke who is a Nigerian professional footballer has agreed to move to newly promoted Italian Serie A club Venezia on a season long loan deal from Belgian giants Club Brugge.
Last season, David Okereke failed to impress those at Club Brugge who declared him surplus to requirement and prompted his departure at the side.
Okereke signed for Club Brugge from Spezia for €8 million-plus bonuses in the summer of 2019, but he has struggled to impress the coaching staff.
Venezia also have the chance of signing David Okereke on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
The Nigerian must now step up his game so as to convince the eggheads at Venezia to sign him on permanent basis next summer.
Source: Legit Nigeria