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FIFA Ranking: Eagles remain 47 in the world

By George Aluo

The Super Eagles have retained their 47th position in the latest FIFA ranking released today. 

It was a quiet month so to speak in the ranking as only seven Grade A international friendlies were played. 

Nigeria’s Russia 2018 opponents Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are ranked 5th, 18th and 22nd respectively.

In fact, most of the top 50 is unchanged, with Germany, Brazil and Belgium still the leading trio at the summit of the same top ten as last month.

On the whole, the first 47 positions remain totally unchanged from April’s ranking, but outside the top 50, a couple of teams have made notable advances. Kuwait (160th, up 16) have leapt up the table thanks in part to their 2-0 friendly victory over Palestine.

Just three more sides – Grenada (163rd, up 8), Benin (84th, up 6) and Botswana (142nd, up 6) – have moved up more than five ranking spots over the past month.

The Philippines (111th, up 2) are currently in their best-ever position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking due to the Azkals’ positive results in recent months – which included qualifying for their maiden AFC Asian Cup appearance.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 7 June 2018.

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