Les Super Eagles Drop One Spot in Latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one spot in the latest monthly FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

José Peseiro’s team defeated Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their last match, but the result did not have a positive impact on their position in the ranking table.

However, the Super Eagles still maintain their sixth place in Africa.

The Carthage Eagles of Morocco remain the highest-ranked team on the continent. The North Africans are followed by the Teranga Lions of Senegal, the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, the Desert Foxes of Algeria, and the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Argentina, the reigning world champion, retains its first-place ranking.

France, Brazil, England, and Belgium complete the top five teams in the world.

While Guinea-Bissau made the biggest progress this month, climbing six places, other teams have suffered setbacks, such as Algeria and Egypt, each dropping one spot.

It is worth noting that this ranking is very important as it will serve as the basis for the composition of the pots that will be used on October 12th for the draw of the 2023 AFCON. In this regard, a “surprise” is worth mentioning: the Democratic Republic of Congo will ultimately be placed in Pot 2 and South Africa in Pot 3, despite the recent friendly victory of Bafana Bafana over the Leopards (1-0).

FIFA Ranking as of September 21, 2023
Top 10 worldwide

Top 20 in Africa
Morocco (13th worldwide, up ▲)
Senegal (20th, down ▼)
Tunisia (29th ▲)
Algeria (34th, ▼)
Egypt (35th, ▼)
Nigeria (40th, ▼)
Cameroon (41st, ▲)
Mali (49th, ▲)
Ivory Coast (50th, ▲)
Burkina Faso (58th, ▼)
Ghana (60th, ▬)
Democratic Republic of Congo (64th, ▲)
South Africa (65th, ▼)
Cape Verde (71st, ▼)
Guinea (81st, ▬)
Zambia (82nd, ▲)
Gabon (88th, ▼)
Uganda (89th, ▲)
Equatorial Guinea (92nd, ▼)
Benin (94th, ▼)

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