The Super Eagles of Nigeria still remains 51st position in the world and the 9th spot in Africa according to the new FIFA’s monthly rankings released, yesterday, by the world soccer governing body.
Tunisia, who moved up four places, are now Africa’s highest ranked team and 23rd in the world.
Senegal, Egypt Morocco, Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Algeria complete the list of Africa’s top 10 teams.
With just 22 matches played (none by Nigeria), all friendlies, since the December edition, FIFA said it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first ranking of 2018.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D foes, Argentina were also non-movers as they remain fourth in the world.
But the Super Eagles’ two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland, moved up two places. Croatia stepped up to 15th, while Iceland moved two places to 20th.
There were no changes in the top five as Germany top the ranking, with Brazil, Portugal and Belgium completing the best five teams in the world.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 15 February 2018.