Nigeria Ends 2019 As 31st In FIFA Ranking
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Nigeria Ends 2019 As 31st In FIFA Ranking

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria's senior national team has ended 2019 just outside the top 30 of the FIFA ranking after finishing as the 31st best football playing country in the world.

Gernot Rohr's men maintain their position from last month in the latest FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday morning.

The three-time African champions who finished third at this year's Africa Cup of Nations accumulated a total of 1493 points.

In Africa, Nigeria remains the third best team, according to the ranking behind Senegal who are 20th in the world, with 1555 points and Tunisia who garnered 1506 points and are ranked 27th in the world.

At the world stage, Belgium finished the year as the top ranked team ahead of World Champion, France, who finished with 1733 points (32 less than the Red Devil).

The biggest mover of the year is 2022 FIFA World Cup host, Qatar, having gained 138 points over the course of a year since they won the AFC Asian Cup.

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