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Nigeria remains 47th position, 6th in Africa — FIFA Ranking

18 May 2018, 01:44 | Sandy Nunez

Nigeria remains 47th in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

DAILY POST had reported that Nigeria moved up five places from 52nd penultimate month to 47th position last month.

Tunisia is 14th on the table, followed by Senegal on 28th and Congo DR the 38th. Morocco (42) are fourth on the African list‚ followed by Egypt (46) and Nigeria (47). Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde complete the top 10 best African nations.

The Squirrels move up six spots to 84th overall, and will have their sights on matching their highest ever Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking - the 71st place they achieved in 2010.

The Eagles' 2018 World Cup Group D opponents all maintain their previous spots.

Kunle Agbeyangi, a local sports analyst, told Xinhua that Nigeria might pull a surprise on the global stage.

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"We should not be among the teams that would make up the numbers at the World Cup instead be among the teams that will make it interesting because we have all it takes", he added. "There's nothing to fear about", Agbeyangi said.

Nigeria begin their 2018 Fifa World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium before facing Iceland (June 22) and Argentina (June 26) in Volgograd and Saint Petersburg respectively.

A quintuple of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.

Nigeria's next worldwide game will be against the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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