Nigeria drop to 36th in latest FIFA ranking
The Super Eagles remain fourth in Africa despite dropping to the thirty-sixth position in the world.
Nigeria’s senior national team has dropped three places to 36th in the latest FIFA world ranking released yesterday despite not losing any of their two games in the month under review.
The African champions were adjudged the 33rd best football playing team in the world according to the ranking released earlier in October.
Meanwhile Cote d’Ivoire remain at the summit of African football with 918 points which put them in the 17th position in the world while Ghana retained their 24th spot in the world and second in Africa.
Algeria took the third spot on the continent after amassing 800 points which places them in the 26th spot in the world.
However, the Ethiopian national team that lost to the Super Eagles on both legs of the Fifa World Cup qualifying play-offs moved two places up the ladder.
South Africa could not gain from their 1-0 friendly win over Spain last week after Fifa ruled the match out of its ranking profile following the world champions’ use of a seventh substitution in the game.
Bafana remain in 61st spot.
Spain, Germany and Argentina hold the first, second and third spots in the world respectively as Fifa Confederations Cup champions Brazil moved to the tenth position in the world.
The next ranking will be released on December 19, 2013.