Super Eagles unchanged in latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria maintain an unchanged position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday for the month of December.

The three-time African champions maintained its unimpressive 66th in the world as well as shocking 14th position in Africa.

The country’s fortune may experience a leap in February ranking should the Super Eagles team B go ahead to excel at the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Nigeria will confront Africa’s two best ranked countries, Tunisia and Guinea in CHAN Group C qualification race.

West African neighbours, Cote d’Ivoire retained the 19th best African ranking in the world and number one in the continent while Algeria kept the second spot same as Ghana, Cape Verde Island, Tunisia and Senegal in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth position respectively.

In the world Belgium kept the first position followed by Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Colombia, England and Austria in that order.

The confederation leaders for the first ranking of 2016 mirror those of December’s ranking.

Belgium, Argentina, Cote d’Ivoire, Mexico, Iran and New Zealand hold onto continental bragging rights for the time being.

Fifteen games from December 2015 and one “A” match from 2016 have been evaluated for the latest edition.

The world football body next ranking will be released on February 4, 2016.

World top 10:

  1. Belgium 2. Argentina 3. Spain 4. Germany 5. Chile 6. Brazil 7. Portugal 8. Colombia 9. England 10. Austria

Africa top 10:

  1. Cote d’Ivoire 2. Algeria 3. Ghana 4. Cape Verde 5. Tunisia 6. Senegal 7. Congo 8. Guinea 9. Cameroon 10. Egypt