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Friday, April 8, 2016

Nigeria slip to 67th in April Fifa ranking

john-obi-mikel_t3hherr8cw1yzxfqx59vpan8Owing to their inability to secure an Afcon ticket, the
Super Eagles dropped five places to the sixty-
seventh position in the world in the latest Fifa
ranking
Nigeria's senior national team have dropped to 67th
in the latest Fifa world ranking released on
Thursday.
This fall is not far-fetched from the Super Eagles’
inability to defeat Egypt in two Africa Cup of Nations
qualifiers in Kaduna and Alexandria – and in the
process lost the ticket to feature at the 2017 Africa
Cup of Nations billed for Gabon.
The Super Eagles slipped five places to be ranked
14th best African side behind Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire,
Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Congo
DR, Guinea, Congo, Camerron, Morocco and Mali.
Meanwhile, Algeria remain at the summit of African
football after moving four places to the 33rd
position in the world while second-placed Cote
d'Ivoire climbed two places to 34th and Egypt
zoomed nine places up to 44th in the world but are
fifth in Africa.
Argentina leapfrogged over Belgium to take the top
spot in the world ranking as South American
champions Chile stay third in the world.
The two most outstanding performers for April hail
from the African continent. Guinea-Bissau (up 45)
have climbed the most positions by rank, while
Morocco (131 points) enjoy the biggest move by
virtue of points.

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