8. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped three places from 32nd to 35th in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

The rankings was published on FIFA’s official website.

In Africa, the Eagles are now the continent’s fourth best team.

The Eagles’ poor ranking does not come as a surprise following their poor outing in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

In the first-leg in Benin the Eagles squandered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against the Leone Stars.

And in the reverse fixture in Freetown, both teams settled for a 0-0 draw.


Teranga Lions of Senegal moved up one spot to 20th in the world and are number in Africa.

Tunisia remained second on the continent and 26th globally while reigning African champions Algeria dropped one spot to 31st and third in Africa.

There were no changes in the top five in the world as Belgium, France, Brazil, England, and Portugal retained their first, second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 10 December 2020.

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