FIFA Ranking: Nigeria now 3rd in Africa, 28th in world


Africa Cup of Nations Runners-up, Super Eagles of Nigeria, have moved up by 14 spots to place 28th in the world in the February FIFA ranking.

In the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, the team garnered 1,522 points as against the 1,474 points garnered in December 2023.

The new ranking by the World Football governing body also showed that the Super Eagles have moved from sixth position to third in Africa.

Cote d’Ivoire moved from 49th in the world to 39th, while Morocco and Senegal maintained their lead as the best African teams.

Argentina remained number one in the world in the latest ranking while France and Brazil maintained second and third positions.

The FIFA Men’s World Ranking is a rating system by the football’s world governing body for the men’s national teams in association football.

Based on their performance in games, the men’s member teams are ranked, with the most successful teams at the top.

Points are awarded according to the outcomes of all FIFA-recognized full international matches in the points system.

The next FIFA world ranking will be released on April 4, 2024.