Super Eagles move up three places in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles move up three places in FIFA rankings
September 16 11:13 2016

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up 
three places in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).

The Eagles, who were ranked 67th in last
 month’s ranking, moved into 64th position 
after points gained from the AFCON
 2017 qualifiers win over Tanzania.

The Eagles also moved two places to 14th spot 
in Africa.

The large number of qualifying fixtures for
 continental competitions (26 matches) and the 
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (61 matches) over
 September is reflected in significant 
movement in the latest rankings.

Argentina and Belgium remain in first and
 second places respectively for the second consecutive month.

Germany (3, up 1)
 and Colombia (4, down 1) traded places while 
a rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite,
 moved into joint fourth place, thanks largely 
to victories against Colombia and Ecuador in
 World Cup qualifiers.

Uruguay (9, up 3) and
 Wales (10, up 1) moved into the 
top ten at the expense of Spain (11, down 3)
and Italy (13, down 3).

While Brazil are the month’s biggest points 
scorers, Bolivia climbed furthest (75, up 35),
 followed by Malawi (99, up 28), Faroe Islands
 (111, up 24) and the Dominican Republic (114,
up 24).