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Super Eagles drop one place in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one place, from 33rd to 34th in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.

The Gernot Rohr team played only one game since their Africa Cup of Nations campaign – a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in last week’s friendly at the Dnipro Arena.

Despite the drop in the world ranking, Nigeria remained unmoved in Africa as they maintained the third position behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal (20th in the world) and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia (29th).

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Reigning African champions, the Desert Foxes of Algeria (38th) and Morocco (39th) complete the top five teams on the continent.

The Super Eagles will return to the pitch when they face five-time World Champions Brazil in a friendly on October 13 at the National Stadium in Singapore.

Belgium remain in top position in the world, followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal in second, third fourth and fifth respectively.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on 24 October 2019.

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