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Nigeria ranks 30th in latest FIFA men’s world ranking

In the latest 2024 Men’s World Ranking released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), the Super Eagles of Nigeria have slipped two places to 30th from their previous 28th position.

The ranking unveiled on Thursday showcased Nigeria surpassing the 2023 CAF African Cup of Nations champions, Cote d’Ivoire, and Egypt, who have clinched the AFCON title seven times.

Following their participation in two friendly matches subsequent to the AFCON tournament, the Eagles secured a 2-1 victory against neighboring rivals, Ghana, but faced a setback with a 2-0 defeat against Mali.

Analyzing the standings further, it’s evident that the Eagles retain the third spot in African football, trailing behind Morocco’s Atlas Lions and Senegal’s Teranga Lions.

At the top of the rankings, Argentina, the winners of the 2022 World Cup, claim the first position, followed closely by the tournament’s runners-up, France. Belgium secures the third spot, with England’s Three Lions occupying the fourth position.

The detailed ranking is as follows:

  1. Argentina
  2. France
  3. Belgium
  4. England
  5. Brazil
  6. Portugal
  7. Netherlands
  8. Spain
  9. Italy
  10. Croatia
  11. USA
  12. Colombia
  13. Morocco
  14. Mexico
  15. Uruguay
  16. Germany
  17. Senegal
  18. Japan
  19. Switzerland
  20. IR Iran
  21. Denmark
  22. Ukraine
  23. Korea Republic
  24. Australia
  25. Austria
  26. Hungary
  27. Sweden
  28. Poland
  29. Wales
  30. Nigeria

The list continues with Ecuador, Peru, Serbia, Qatar, Russia, Czechia, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Scotland, Turkiye, Tunisia, Chile, Algeria, Mali, Panama, Romania, Norway, Slovakia, Canada, and Greece, reflecting the current global standings in men’s football.

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