FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Remains Sixth in Africa

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Three-time African champions, Super Eagles retained their sixth spot on the continent in the latest FIFA world ranking released yesterday.
Nigeria is behind leaders Egypt, Senegal, Congo Democratic Republic, Tunisia and reigning African champions, Cameroon.
However, Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifier may have been responsible for why Eagles dropped to the 39th position in the global ranking.
On the African scene, Congo Democratic Republic (28th, up 11) and Mauritania (81st, up 23) registered their highest positions to date.
Germany climbed to the world number one spot after two solid years in the shadow of other challengers.
Following their 1-0 win over Chile (7th, down 3) in St Petersburg, the newly crowned FIFA Confederations Cup champions overtook Brazil (2nd, down 1) and leapfrogged Argentina (3rd, down 1). Switzerland is 5th while Poland (6th, up 4) also has cause to celebrate, having risen to their best-ever ranking. Colombia (8th), 
France (9th) and Belgium (10th ) complete the global Top Ten ranking.
The next FIFA world ranking will be published on Thursday, August 10.
AFRICA’S TOP TEN
Egypt
Senegal
Congo DR
Tunisia
Cameroon
Nigeria
Burkina Faso
Algeria
Ghana
Cote d’Ivoire