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Nigeria Moves Up On New FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria has moved up one place in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, 14 August, 2014.
According to the ranking released from the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, Nigeria moved up just one place to 33rd position in the world.
It would be recalled that Nigeria was previously ranked 34th in the world after the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil.
The latest ranking showed that the Super Eagles polled a total of 673 points which moved them above Egypt and they are now the third best team on the African continent.
However, Algeria remains the highest ranked African team in the 24th position, followed by Ivory Coast in the 25th position.
Only Algeria and Ivory Coast are ranked above Nigeria in Africa, with the coach Stephen Keshi’s side now steadily climbing the table.
Meanwhile, the first five positions in the world remains unchanged with Germany occupying the top spot having polled a total of 1705 points to cement first spot.
Argentina, Netherlands are in second and third positions respectively, while Colombia and Belgium trail in fourth and fifth positions in that order.
Below are top 20 countries in the world:
1 Germany
2 Argentina
3 Netherlands
4 Colombia
5 Belgium
6 Uruguay
7 Spain
7 Brazil
9 Switzerland
10 France
11 Portugal
12 Chile
13 Greece
14 Italy
15 Costa Rica
16 Croatia
17 Mexico
18 USA
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 England
It would be recalled that Nigeria could not go past the second round at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after they lost 0-2 against France.
The Super Eagles will trade tackles with Rwanda in Calabar in September in the group phase of qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, that will take place in Morocco.

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