Super Eagles drop further to 52nd position in new FIFA ranking

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Nigeria have dropped one place in the latest FIFA ranking released by the football governing body on Thursday.

The Super Eagles who were 51st in the world with 651 points in January, are now 52nd with 606 points, according to the ranking on FIFA’s official website on Thursday.

Nigeria finished second at the African Nations Championship, CHAN, in Morocco recently.

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Super Eagles, however, remain seventh in Africa, where Tunisia are the top ranked country.

Senegal, DR Congo, CHAN champions Morocco and Egypt make up Africa’s top five, while Cameroon are sixth.

Ghana, Burkina Faso and Algeria are eighth, ninth and 10th in Africa.

Super Eagles opponent in Russia 2018 World Cup Iceland are the biggest movers in terms of points in the ranking.

Iceland moved up two spots from 20th to 18th and gained 58 points from 959 to 1017.

Croatia and Argentina did not move, staying in 15th and fourth respectively.

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