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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria's Super Eagles Rise In Latest FIFA Ranking

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Less than 5 weeks before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks-off in South American nation of Brazil, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been boosted ahead of their camping as they have now moved one place in the latest FIFA world ranking.
The Nigerian team, coach by Stephen Keshi who were ranked 45th in March ranking , are now ranked 44th in the FIFA ranking for the month of April released from the world governing body’s headquarters in Zurich Switzerland some hours ago.
Despite polling a total of 631 points on the current log, Nigeria’s position however remained unchanged in Africa, as they are still ranked in sixth position behind Cape Verde who are ranked fifth on the continent.
The top four positions in Africa remained unchanged
with: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Algeria and Ghana are the top ranked teams on the continent respectively.
In the World ranking, Spain,Germany and Portugal remained the three top ranked teams.
Hosts of the world cup, Brazil, moved up two places as they are now the fourth best team in the world, while Honduras moved two places to now rank 30th.
With a series of friendly games lined up for the Super Eagles before the World Cup holding from 12 June to 13 July, football analysts believe Nigeria could continue its rise on the table if they post good outings in the friendly matches before the next ranking comes out.
Nigeria play Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage Stadium in England on 28th of May.
Below is a part of the ranking log:
Rnk Team Pts +/-
Pos
1 Spain 1460 0
2 Germany 1340 0
3 Portugal 1245 0
4 Brazil 1210 2
5 Colombia 1186 -1
6 Uruguay 1181 -1
7 Argentina 1178 -1
8 Switzerland 1161 0
9 Italy 1115 0
10 Greece 1082 0
11 England 1043 0
12 Belgium 1039 0
13 Chile 1037 1
14 USA 1015 -1
15 Netherlands 967 0
16 France 935 0
17 Ukraine 913 0
18 Russia 903 0
19 Mexico 877 0
20 Croatia 871 0
21 Côte d’Ivoire 830 0
22 Scotland 825 0
23 Denmark 819 0
24 Egypt 798 0
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 795 0
25 Sweden 795 0
25 Algeria 795 0
28 Ecuador 794 0
29 Slovenia 787 0
30 Serbia 759 0
30 Honduras 759 2
32 Romania 756 -1
33 Armenia 750 0
34 Costa Rica 748 0
35 Panama 739 0
36 Czech Republic 731 0
37 Iran 715 0
38 Ghana 713 0
39 Turkey 711 0
40 Austria 673 0
41 Venezuela 666 0
42 Peru 665 1
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Cape Verde Islands 665 0
44 Nigeria 631 1
45 Hungary 623 -1
46 Slovakia 616 0
47 Japan 613 0
47 Wales 613 0
49 Tunisia 597 0
50 Cameroon 583 0
51 Guinea 580 0
52 Finland 578 0
53 Uzbekistan 577 0
54 Montenegro 555 0
55 Korea Republic 551 1
55 Norway 551 1
55 Paraguay 551 -1
58 Iceland 546 0
59 Mali 545 0
59 Australia 545 0
61 Burkina Faso 528 0
Do you see us winning the Scots considering the likes of Ike Uche, Taiye Taiwo, Brown Ideye and Kalu Uche are not in the provisional squad released by Keshi on Tuesday’s night?

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