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Nigeria Drops One Spot In September FIFA Rankings

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria's senior national football team, Super Eagles, dropped one place in the latest FIFA rankings.

In the rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, the West Africans were rated as the 34th best team in the world, one place lower than last month's rating.

Gernot Rohr's men have now accumulated a total of 1,482 points, following their 2-2 draw against European side, Ukraine, in the international break.

The three-time African champions maintained their position as the third best-rated team on the continent behind Senegal [20th in the world] and Tunisia [29th].

Reigning African champions, Algeria, ranked 4th in Africa and 38th globally, with Morocco, at the 39th position in the world, completing the top five.

On the world stage, Belgium remains in top position with 1,752 points, with world champions, France, coming behind in second position, Brazil third, England fourth and Portugal fifth.

The FIFA ranking is done every month and it takes into account the performance of teams in a given period of time. The next rankings will be released on the 24th of next month.