Super Eagles of Nigeria up 5 places in new FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria up 5 places in new FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria up 5 places in new FIFA Ranking

World Champions Germany still sit at the apex of the table with 1533 points as Brazil comes second with 1384 points.

Bafana Bafana have moved up to 72nd in the world‚ up nine places from the start of the year despite playing only two matches - a 1-1 draw with Angola and a 2-0 win over Zambia last month.

"I firmly believe as president of FIFA in an enlargement of participating national teams because I am convinced that it is good for the development of football all over the world", Infantino said.

They are preceded by Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR and Morocco.

The Socceroos dropped three places to 40th in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings after a loss to Norway and draw with Colombia in two friendlies last month.

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The three-time African champions also moved up to the sixth spot in the continent.

The ranking comes after Kenya registered checkered results in the recent worldwide games, where Harambee Stars drew 2-2 against Comoros before slumping 3-2 against Central African Republic in Morocoo.

Do you think an African side can upset the top ranked nations at the World Cup? UEFA's tournament, with teams divided into four divisions according to ranking, starts in September.

The remaining top ten teams are Belgium (3), Portugal (4), Argentina (5), Switzerland (6), France (7), Spain (8) Chile (9) Poland (10).

FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers a speech at the 68th Ordinary CONMEBOL Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 12, 2018.

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