FIFA Ranking: Eagles Retains Third Spot


Super Eagles of Nigeria retains third position in Africa after garnering 1493 points in November and are only behind Senegal and Tunisia.

The increase in point from 1481 to 1493 has moved the eagles four places up in the world, hence been ranked 31st on the global ranking.

Victory in the last two games of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches played a huge role in pushing the Nation four places upward.

On the global scene, the top five remains unchanged and there is only one chance in the top ten, with Croatia (6th, up 1) climbing for the second successive edition at the expense of Portugal (7th, down 1).

There are, however, more significant changes further down the table, with Italy (13th, up 2), Poland (19th, up 2), Serbia (29th, up 4) and Nigeria (31st, up 4) all pushing their way upwards.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifiers in Asia have also made an impression.

Myanmar (136th, up 11), for example, are the only team to have advanced more than ten positions, having done so thanks to impressive wins over Nepal (170th, down 3), Tajikistan (121st, down 5) and Mongolia (190th, down 4).

Kuwait (147th, up 9) have also made a substantial jump on the back of they’re fine results in the Qatar 2022 preliminaries.

Yet perhaps the most significant success story of this edition is Venezuela (25th, up 1).

While their rise might be more modest than those of others, La Vinotinto – due largely to a recent friendly victory over Japan (28th, unchanged) – have now ascended to their highest position since the ranking was introduced in 1993.