Super Eagles drop in FIFA rankings, 51st in the World, 8th in Africa

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According to the latest ranking released by World football governing body FIFA, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are now 51st in the world and number 8 football playing nation in Africa.

In the ranking released today, Nigeria dropped out of the top 50 position, as they are now 51st as opposed to last month where they were 50th.
Their World Cup qualifiers rival Cameroon and Zambia are behind the Eagles as they are places 65th and 88th respectively but Algeria are still ahead of the Eagles in the latest rankings.

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Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi celebrates after scoring a goal against Algeria last month in the 2018 World Cup qualifying game at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo
Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi celebrates after scoring a goal against Algeria last month in the 2018 World Cup qualifying game at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo

However they are still in the top 10 in Africa where they are now 8th, behind Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Dr and Burkina Faso, but are ahead of Ghana and Morocco who are 9th and 10th respectively.

Globally, Argentina are still the number one while respectively Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium make up the top five in the ranking for November.

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