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FIFA ranking: Super Eagles maintain position, mixed fortunes for WCQ rivals

THE Super Eagles have retained their spot in the latest FIFA world ranking released today, staying in the 39th position they held in June.

The Nigerian side also remain sixth in Africa, with Morocco (14th in the world) leading the continent.

The African top five is unchanged, leaving Senegal (18th in the world) second, Tunisia (31st in the world) third, Algeria (33rd in the world) fourth and Egypt (34th in the world) fifth.

Meanwhile, there was some movement for Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifying group opponents South Africa, Republic of Benin, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho.

South Africa dropped one spot in the world ranking to 63rd but have maintained their 12th spot in Africa, while Benin, coached by former Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr, are unchanged from June’s 93rd in the world and 20th on the continent.

Zimbabwe also slipped one spot both in the world and Africa to 125th and 34th respectively, as opposed to Rwanda who have maintained 139th and 40th.

Lesotho are the lowest ranked team in the group, dropping from 151st in the world to 152nd but remaining 46th in Africa.

Globally, there are no changes in the top 10, which is made up solely of European and South American teams, with world champions Argentina at the summit.

France, Brazil, England, Belgium, Croatia, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Spain complete the global top 10.

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