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Super Eagles slip in FIFA ranking as Central African Republic rise nine spots

THE Super Eagles dropped two spots in the latest FIFA ranking released by the global football governing body on Thursday.

The shock 1-0 defeat to Central African Republic in a World Cup qualifier earlier in the month obviously impacted on the Super Eagles’ place in the ranking.

The Nigerian team fell from 34th in September to their current position of 36th, losing 14.19 ranking points.

They had 1,492 points in September but they now have 1,478.

The three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners remain fifth on the continent, behind Senegal (20th in the world), Tunisia (27th in the world), Morocco (29th in the world) and Algeria (30th in the world).

Cape Verde, who Nigeria face in November’s World Cup qualifier, rose from 77th to 76th.

Liberia, the other team the Super Eagles will face in November, slipped six places to 150th in the world.

Central African Republic rose nine places to 115th after their huge upset win over the Super Eagles in Lagos in early October.

Only New Zealand and Indonesia, who both moved up 10 places, made more gains than Central African Republic in the month under review.

At the top of the ranking, Belgium remain No.1, closely followed by Brazil, with England, France and Italy making up the top five.

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