Nigeria’s Super Eagles retain their 31st position in latest Fifa ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles retain their 31st position in latest Fifa ranking

- Nigeria remain 31st as Fifa release the latest ranking

- Several football tournaments have been suspended or postponed due to the coronavirus crisis

- Only four international matches were played across the globe

The forced suspension of all major football tournaments across the world due to the rampaging coronavirus has resulted in most teams remaining at their previous position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have retained their 31st position in the world and 3rd in Africa while the Teranga Lions of Senegal remain 20th in the world and 1st in Africa.

Belgium remain the number one team in the world occupying the summit of the Fifa standings with France and Brazil in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. England and Uruguay make up the top five teams.

The ranking was only impacted by four friendly matches while international fixtures, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and other major tournaments were postponed.

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Also, dates were redrawn for showpiece men’s events such as the Olympic Football Tournament, CONMEBOL Copa America and UEFA EURO.

African champions Algeria are 35th in the world and 4nd in Africa, while Tunisia who are 2nd in Africa remain in the 27th position in the world. earlier reported that Nigeria's senior women national team the Super Falcons moved one step up to 38 position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Friday, March 27.

Despite being inactive since they failed to qualify for the 2020 summer Olympic Games, the Christopher Danjuma-led team improved their standing on the table.

The Super Falcons maintain the same point (1614) they finished with in the last ranking done by the world football governing body.

The triumph qualified them for the progressing to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France but crashed out in the round of 16.

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Nigeria are also the only African team in the top 50 on the log after Cameroon slipped two spots downward to finish 51. South Africa, Ghana and Ivory Coast complete the top five African countries according to world football governing body.

The United States Women National Team maintains the top position, closely followed by Germany.

France, Netherlands, and Sweden occupy the third, fourth and fifth positions on the chart respectively. It would be recalled that the US won the 2019 World Cup staged in France.

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