Super Eagles Soar: Jump 14 Places in Latest FIFA Ranking, Third Best in Africa


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The Super Eagles continue their impressive trajectory, climbing a remarkable 14 spots in the latest FIFA Men’s Ranking released on Thursday. This meteoric rise sees them land comfortably in the top 30 globally, at the 28th position, and solidifies their position as the third-best team in Africa.

This achievement marks a significant milestone for Nigerian football, propelling the Super Eagles to their highest ranking since May 2013. The climb reflects a period of consistent performance and positive results, including their impressive showing at the recently concluded African Cup of Nations.

The move from 42nd to 28th demonstrates the national team’s progress under the leadership of Coach Jose Peseiro. Their strong run in the AFCON, despite not clinching the title, earned them crucial points and recognition from FIFA.

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Furthermore, the Eagles’ ascent within Africa highlights their dominance on the continental stage. Currently surpassed only by Senegal and Morocco in the rankings, they position themselves as serious contenders for future international tournaments.

Argentina remained number one in the world in the latest ranking while France and Brazil maintained second and third positions.

The FIFA Men’s World Ranking is a rating system by the football’s world governing body for the men’s national teams in association football.

Based on their performance in games, the men’s member teams are ranked, with the most successful teams at the top.

Points are awarded according to the outcomes of all FIFA-recognized full international matches in the points system.

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