Super Eagles Drop Three Places to 35th on Latest FIFA Rankings

Super Eagles Drop Three Places to 35th on Latest FIFA Rankings

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Super Eagles' slid three places to 35th position on the latest FIFA rankings

- Gernot Rohr's men were 32nd in the world in the 10th month

- Back-to-back draws against Sierra Leone in the AFCON 2022 qualifiers may have been responsible for this

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Nigeria's Super Eagles have slipped to 35th position on the latest FIFA rankings following their unproductive AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

The three-time African kings were forced to back-to-back draws by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone earlier this month.

Their first meeting at the Samuel Ogbemudia ended 4-4 despite Gernot Rohr's taking a four-goal lead in the first 30 minutes of their fixture.

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While their second leg in Freetown failed to produce a goal and this came after Nigeria lost 1-0 to Algeria and then another 1-1 draw vs Tunisia.

Super Eagles drop to 35th position in latest FIFA ranking, 4th in Africa
Super Eagles during one of their training sessions before Sierra Leone AFCON 2022 qualifier.
Source: UGC

This, however, means that the Eagles relinquished their 32nd position in the last rankings for Turkey in the ratings released on November 26.

In Africa, Nigeria maintain their fourth position with Senegal topping the chart while Tunisia and Algeria rank second and third on the continent. Morocco moved four places up to rank fifth behind Nigeria this month.

Meanwhile, Belgium remain the best footballing country in the world, followed by 2018 World Cup winners, France.

Brazil, England and Portugal complete the top five best football teams across the globe due to their performances in their recent international duties. earlier reported that it was a good night for Nigerian defender Zaidu Sanusi who opened his Champions League goal account in FC Porto's 2-0 victory over Olympique Marseille on Wednesday, November 25.

The 23-year-old left-back scored a rebound from close range after his initial effort was blocked by the home team's goalkeeper in the 39th minute.

While Sergio Oliviera scored the winner for the visitors in the 67th minute through a penalty as they keep tabs with Manchester City who are at the summit of the table.

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