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Super Eagles maintain spot in FIFA ranking as Liberia rise

THE Super Eagles did not make any progress in the latest FIFA ranking as they retain their previous position.

The Nigerian team remain in the 34th position in September, the spot they had in August.

They however improved their points from 1479.58 to 1492.37, gaining 12.79.
The points increase might have been as a result of the two World Cup qualifier wins over Liberia and Cape Verde in early September, but it was not enough to lift the Super Eagles up the ranking table.

Nigeria also remain fifth in Africa, almost level with Morocco who are ahead by less than one point.
Senegal (20th in the world), Tunisia (25th in the world) and Algeria (30th in the world) are the top three teams in Africa.

Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying opponents Cape Verde are 15th in Africa and 77th in the world.
Central African Republic, who the Super Eagles meet twice in October in the World Cup qualifiers, are 32nd in Africa and 124th in the world, slipping one spot from 123rd.

The last team in Nigeria’s group, Liberia, are 144th in the world, climbing six spots from 150th.
Belgium, Brazil, England, France and European champions Italy are the world’s top five teams.

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