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Egypt down 2 spots, Tunisia up 9 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings

15 April 2018, 12:42 | Leigh Flowers

Super Eagles of Nigeria up 5 places in new FIFA Ranking

Lots Of Changes In Latest FIFA Rankings Announced

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved five places in the Coca-Cola FIFA rankings for the month of April to become the 47th best football playing nation in the world.

In Africa, the Super Eagles are now in the sixth position.

On the continent, Tunisia, who are Africa's number one, climbed nine spots up to 14th in the world.

Lots Of Changes In Latest FIFA Rankings Announced

For this year's World Cup Peru beat Oceania's top side New Zealand to make it to Russian Federation.

The hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup will be awarded in June, with Morocco planning to become the second African nation to host the World Cup as they hope to overcome the joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Argentina fell one place in the latest ranking and are now fifth while Croatia fell three places from 15t h to 18th.


Federation Internationale de Football Association were planning to introduce a 48-team World Cup for the 2026 edition of the competition, with a venue for that event yet to be decided upon.

While there were no changes in the top two positions, with Germany staying at the top of the rankings ahead of Brazil, Belgium climbed onto the podium into third spot.

Their ascent leaves them ahead of Mexico, Colombia and Uruguay, and only one place behind England, one of their Group G opponents at the World Cup in Russian Federation.


Switzerland and France have both moved up two places into sixth and seventh, respectively, while Chile and Poland complete the top 10.




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