Super Eagles of Nigeria ranked in 36th position in latest FIFA rankings

Super Eagles of Nigeria ranked in 36th position in latest FIFA rankings

- Super Eagles have been ranked as the fifth best Nation in Africa by FIFA

- The three-time African champions are occupying 36th position on the global rankings

- Rohr and his men will continue their 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers next month

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Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions have dropped one spot in the latest global FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, February 18.

Gernot Rohr and his men who failed to record a single win last year are now rated as the 36th best footballing nation in the world and are also fifth in Africa.

Despite finishing second in the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Senegal are rated as the best footballing nation in Africa and they are being followed by Tunisia.

Reigning African champions Algeria are occupying third position on the FIFA ranking and 31st in the world, while are 33rd in the world and fourth in Africa.

Nigeria’s last international fixture was their double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November 2020 which ended 4-4 and 0-0 respectively.

In the global rankings, Belgium are rated as the best national football team in the team and they are followed by reigning world champions France.

Brazil are third on the table, while England are fourth with Portugal occupying fifth according to the information released by FIFA.

Gernot Rohr and Yobo.
Super Eagles of Nigeria get heartbreaking position in latest FIFA rankings. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu on Wednesday night, February 17, continued with his brilliant performance this season in Europe scoring his goal number 23 for Genk.

Paul Onuachu and his teammates at Genk were away at KVO Oostende in which the Nigerian striker scored the opener in their 3-1 loss over their opponents.

His goal against KVO Oostende was a penalty in the 10th minute and the 26-year-old Nigerian has now scored six spot-kicks this term in the Belgian topflight.

Genk are currently occupying third position on the Belgian League table with 43 points from 27 matches and they are 17 points behind leaders and champions Club Brugge.

Onuachu's superb performances so far this season for Genk has made him a target for some big European giants in the Premier League and Spanish La Liga.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu