FIFA rankings: Argentina remains top globally, Morocco leads Africa… Nigeria drops

 FIFA rankings: Argentina remains top globally, Morocco leads Africa… Nigeria drops

The latest FIFA (Federation of international football association) Men’s World Ranking has seen Nigeria drop from 28th to 30th, while Indonesia are the highest climbers from 141 to 134 with 8points. Argentina retained their number one position.

174 matches were played worldwide during the most recent international break, which took place in March.

The FIFA Men’s World Ranking has been influenced by these matches in a big way, especially in the top 10.

The Super Eagles, ranked 28th in the world in February, fell to 30th in the ranking revealed on April 4, 2024, as a result of their inconsistent performance in the two games played during the FIFA March international break.

In Finidi George’s first game as interim manager, Nigeria overcame Ghana 2-1 before falling to the Mali Eagles 2-0 a few days later.

The three-time African champions, however, are still far ahead of Ghana, who plummeted to 68th place globally. The Super Eagles are also ahead of Egypt (37th), Norway (47th) , and Canada (49th), one of the hosts of the co-hosts of the next World Cup.

Nigeria is still ranked third on the African continent, behind Morocco who sits 1st and 13th in the world and Senegal who occupies 2nd and 17th in the world, despite slipping two spots. Egypt ranks 37th in the world and 4th in Africa while, Ivory Coast ranked 38th in the world occupies the 5th position in Africa.

Argentina, the current world champions, is still ranked first, followed by France, Belgium, England, and Brazil.

The remaining five countries in the world top ten ranking are Portugal, Netherland, Spain, Italy, and Croatia. The next FIFA ranking will be released after the June International break.

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