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Super Eagles drop to 35th in FIFA world ranking

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped from 34th to 35th in the latest world ranking by the world football governing body, FIFA.

The Gernot Rohr side, who played a 1-1 draw against Brazil in a friendly earlier this month, however maintained their third spot in Africa, behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

Nigeria’s next outing will be in November when they begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in a clash against Benin Republic, before facing Lesotho.

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The Eagles will host Benin at home on November 14th and travel away to Maseru five days later for the game against Lesotho. Benin Republic and Lesotho are ranked in 82nd and 138th positions respectively.

At the top of the rankings is Belgium, while world champions France and Brazil maintained their second and third positions respectively.

England and Uruguay follow, to make up the top five teams in the world.

The next FIFA rankings will be released on November 28.

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