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Super Eagles drop three places in latest FIFA ranking, 4th in Africa


Nigeria’s Super Eagles have slipped to 35th position on the latest FIFA rankings following their unproductive AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

The three-time African kings were forced to back-to-back draws by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone earlier this month.

The results delayed Nigeria’s qualification for the 2022 continental showpiece in Cameroon but they remain at the summit of Group L with eight points after four matches.

This, however, means that the Eagles relinquished their 32nd position in the last rankings for Turkey in the ratings released on November 26.

Sierra Leone, on the other hand, are among the biggest movers on the continent as they climbed four places to 116th in the world.

In Africa, Nigeria maintains its fourth position with Senegal topping the chart while Tunisia and Algeria rank second and third on the continent. Morocco moved four places up to rank fifth behind Nigeria this month.

The biggest movers in Africa are Equatorial Guinea and Burundi who climbed 10 spots after avoiding defeats in their Afcon qualifying games against Libya and Mauritania, respectively.

Meanwhile, Belgium remains the best footballing country in the world, followed by 2018 World Cup winners, France. Brazil, England and Portugal complete the top five best football teams across the globe due to their performances in their recent international duties.

The next Fifa ranking which will be the final release for 2020 will be announced on December 10.

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