FIFA Rankings: Nigeria remains 52nd; Argentina, Croatia, Iceland among top 20

Frederick Owens
March 16, 2018

Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked 52nd best team in the World and the 7th placed team in Africa in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings released today.

Following a quiet period with very few global games, not many positions have changed.

Bafana's highest placement in recent years was back in 2010 when they were part of the top 50, although that year also saw their lowest placement when they were - at one point - in 90th place.

The three-time African champions retained its 52nd position with 609 points in the March edition of the ranking released on Thursday.

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Top in the world are Germany, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, France and Chile as the top 10 in that order.

Nigeria is still seventh best country on the continent as they are ranked behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon.

After failing to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, Bafana coach Stuart Baxter will be using the matches to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which resume in September.

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