Eagles Yet to Crack Africa’s Top Ten

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*Step up four places in global rating
Nigeria’s recent success in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers has seen the country improve four places on the FIFA monthly rankings.

The Super Eagles have won two games on the bounce defeating Zambia 2-1 away in Ndola and followed it up with a resounding 3-1 win over Algeria in Uyo to head Group B of the Africa zone of the World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria is now at number 60 on the World rankings moving up four places with 562 points from the previous 534 points.

Despite the improvement in the world rankings, the Eagles are yet to crack into Africa’s top ten sides as the Cote d’Ivoire lead the continent for the second straight month after toppling Nigeria’s Group B rivals Algeria.

Cameroun, whom the Eagles face next in the Russia 2018 qualifiers is in 10th place, just one spot above the Eagles while Zambia is way down at number 94 in the world and 24th in Africa.
Argentina still occupies the top spot in the world just ahead of Germany and Brazil.
AFRICA’S TOP TEN
Ivory Coast
Senegal
Algeria
Tunisia
Ghana
Egypt
Congo DR
Congo
Mali
Cameroun

WORLD TOP TEN
Argentina
Germany
Brazil
Belgium
Colombia
Chile
France
Portugal
Uruguay
Spain