The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained their spot in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, April 9, despite global football inactivity.
The football governing body FIFA yesterday updated the rankings of national teams on its official website in connection with the coronavirus crisis with little or no football activities, while the positions of national teams and accumulated points remained unchanged.
Gernot Rohr’s team is still the 31st best nation in the world and third-best in Africa.
The Super Eagles were on course to face Sierra Leone in a double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last month before both games were postponed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senegal remain the best team in Africa and 20th in the world, Tunisia are second best in Africa and 27th in the world, AFCON 2019 winners Algeria come 4th in Africa and 35th in the world and Morocco complete the top five in the continent.
Meanwhile, group L Afcon qualifiers opponents, Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho are ranked 84th, 118th and 139th respectively, while Group C of the World Cup qualifiers opponents, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, and Liberia come in at 78th, 109th and 152nd in the world.
There are no changes in the top five of the best teams in the world. Belgium still tops the ranking, with France, Brazil, England and Uruguay completing the list.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on June 2020.