Super Eagles Drop in Latest FIFA Ranking After Defeat Against Algeria

Super Eagles Drop in Latest FIFA Ranking After Defeat Against Algeria

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place in the latest FIFA ranking and now occupy 32nd position
  • Nigeria are however occupying the fourth position in Africa behind Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal
  • Jose Peseiro and his wards will face Costa Rica and Portugal in November in two international friendly ties

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped from 31st to 32nd in the latest FIFA ranking, released by the world's football governing body on their website on Thursday, 6 October.

Nigeria who are three-times African champions dropped in the latest ranking days after losing 2-1 against Algeria in their last international friendly encounter.

Coach Jose Peseiro and his wards went into the game against Algeria with boosted morale, but they allowed their opponents to come back from a goal down to win.

Super Eagles, FIFA ranking, Peseiro, NFF, Senegal
Nigeria's Super Eagles have dropped from 31st to 32nd in latest FIFA ranking. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.
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In the ranking by FIFA, Senegal who are the reigning African champions are being rated as the best nation in Africa and they are occupying 18th in the world.

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Which position is Nigeria occupying in Africa?

With the latest ranking by FIFA, the Super Eagles of Nigeria now occupy 4th position in Africa behind Tunisia (3rd), Morocco (2nd) and Senegal.

Interestingly, Algeria - who defeated Nigeria in the last international game - occupy 5th position in Africa and 37th in the global ranking.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are expected to face Costa Rica on November 10 in an international friendly and will also tackle Portugal on the 17th.

Jubilation as Super Eagles and Napoli striker becomes a father

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen reportedly welcomed his first baby which is a girl. The Nigerian player is said to have celebrated the latest development.

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Osimhen is one of the best young strikers in the world, considering his performances since joining Italian side Napoli and for the Super Eagles.

Although the Nigerian star has not posted anything about the arrival of the new baby, there have been reports that Osimhen missed Napoli's training on Thursday, 6 October because of the birth of his child.

Source: SportsBrief.com