Super Eagles drop in latest FIFA rankings | Dailytrust

Super Eagles drop in latest FIFA rankings

Super Eagles
Super Eagles

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped by one spot in the FIFA World ranking for June to become the world’s 31st and fourth-placed team in Africa.

According to the ranking table published on FIFA’s website Thursday, the Jose Peseiro-tutored players garnered 1,504.7 points in the month under review.

On the continental level, they are placed fourth behind Senegal (18), Morocco (22) and Tunisia (30).

The Eagles played four matches in the month under review and they suffered two defeats in their international friendlies to Mexico (1-2) and Ecuador (0-1).

They, however, recorded two victories over Sierra Leone (2-1) and lowly rated team, Sao Tome and Principe (10-0) in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.

On the global scene, a total of 280 international fixtures took place within the period which had significant ramifications in the Ranking.

Of the 211 countries listed in the global standings, 177 experienced movements.

Three months after taking top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking from Belgium (2nd,-), Brazil (1st, -) have widened the gap on their nearest pursuer.

Argentina (3rd, plus 1) take the last of the podium places at the expense of France (4th, minus 1), who have paid the price for four games without a win in the UEFA Nations League.

Making progress among the Top 10 are Spain (6th, plus 1), the Netherlands (8th, plus 2) and Denmark (10th, plus 1), while Italy (7th, minus 1) and Portugal (9th, minus 1) head in the opposite direction.

On their part, Mexico (12th, minus 3) drop out of the Top 10 completely, but with a surge of 11 places, Kazakhstan (114th, plus 11) made the most progress in this edition.

Cuba (167th, plus 10), Greece (48th, plus 7), and Malaysia (147th, plus 7) also made notable gains.

Kosovo (106th, plus 1) and Comoros (126th, plus 2) continue their ascents to once again achieve all-time Ranking highs.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410