Super Eagles drops in FIFA ranking as World Cup approaches

The FIFA world cup 2018 is just 7 days to go and new rankings has been released by the world foot ball governing body FIFA ahead of the mundial scheduled to take place in 7 days time in Russia.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped a point from last month’s 47th position to 48 place in the world, and from sixth to seventh in the continent, in the latest FIFA rankings.

The statement on FIFA’s website today said the recent flurry of pre-FIFA World Cup friendlies left its mark on the latest rankings.

While the top three positions are unchanged as Germany, Brazil and Belguim sit respectively, Russia-bound duo of Poland and Uruguay have succeeded in making strides within the top 20.

Super Eagles World Cup Group D opponents Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are on fifth, 20th and 22nd positions respectively. In Africa, Tunisia moved seven places down from 14th in the previous rankings to 21 as the continent’s top ranked team.

The next rankings will be released on July 19.

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