Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Nigeria retain 47th position in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Nigeria retain 47th position in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Africa's top five are Tunisia (14th overall), Senegal (28), Democratic Republic of Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46), meaning the Super Eagles are the lowest-ranked of all the continent's World Cup-bound sides.

At the continental level, the Indian team remains in 15th place, one place below Palestine and four above Iraq.

With less than one month to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Nigeria has remained the 47th ranked country in the world, as it was in April.

The Top 5 in the rankings remain largely the same with Belgium having recently moved up two places into third position.

"We will not be among the teams that would make up the numbers at the World Cup instead be among the teams that will make it interesting because we have all it takes", Nwakali told Goal.

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The "Carthage Eagles" are 14th in the overall placings and the lone African nation among a top 20 headed by World Cup title-holders Germany. Most of its players have featured well in notable club matches across the world.

Nigeria, in Group D with Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia in the forthcoming World Cup in Russian Federation, released a 30-man provisional list for the tournament on Monday, naming China-based duo of Mikel Obi and striker Odion Ighalo in its squad.

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

"I've been in the team for three games".

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