Football

Super Eagles stay put in latest FIFA world ranking

Maduka Okoye has admitted Nigeria will miss the services of Super Eagles stars plying their trade in the Premier League when they trade tackles with Cape Verde in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.

The Super Eagles maintained 34th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking that was released on Thursday.

The ranking was published on the world football governing body’s official website.

In Africa, the three-time African champions maintain their number five position.

Senegal are Africa’s highest-ranked team as they are in 20th place, Tunisia are in 25th, AFCON champions Algeria are 30th and Morocco in 33rd.

Among the Eagles’ 2021 AFCON group opponents, it was only Guinea-Bissau that moved up as they climbed to 105th.

While for Egypt and Sudan, they dropped to 48th and 127th spots respectively.

And for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group opponents, Liberia rose to 144th, Cape Verde remained at 77th and the Central African Republic dropped to 124th.

Meanwhile, the top 10 countries in the world are Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Mexico and Denmark.

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