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Nigeria up in World Rankings

Posted: 9 May 2013 Time: 13:27

Nigeria have jumped three positions in the last Fifa World Rankings released earlier today.

The Super Eagles retain their third spot in Africa, but are up three places to 28th in the global rankings, getting past the USA and Japan in the process.

There are no changes in the top 10 in the world rankings, with Spain, Germany and Argentina still leading the way.

Top 10 in Africa
1. Ivory Coast (12th)
2. Ghana (22nd)
3. Mali (26th)
4. Nigeria (28th)
5. Algeria (35th)
6. Tunisia (41st)
7. Zambia (46th)
8. Burkina Faso (50th)
9. South Africa (56th)
10. Equatorial Guinea (61st)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:32 pm
Gud 4 nigerians keep on making us proud i hope at fifa confedaration next month wil be 4 africa
Indomitable Freeman
posted: 01:51 pm
Big Joke!
You Kickoff, who proof reads this before you post?
How can you say Nigeria retained their number 3 spot and still place Mali and Ghana above Nigeria?
Anyway, I still think that ranking is a joke because Nigeria Spanked both Ivory Coast and Mali in the last Nations Cup, they should have atleast jumped 10 places if not 2nd Place in Africa.
If After the Confedereation Cup and Nigeria still ins't in the top 2 in Africa, I will stop giving any importance to the Rankings... seeding or No seeding in any Tournament!
Indomitable Freeman
posted: 02:30 pm
dis is poor journalism u kickoff/editor even bother to proof check a story b4 u publish it?
Come on guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 02:33 pm
you know i really dont understand this standings, what happened to Morocco now?wasnt it number 1 when they came to play the AFCON
posted: 02:53 pm
Please Guys, it would be better if you go to FIFA.COM and read the logic behind the rankings, before we start to critise it.

That we beat Ivory coast and mali doesn't mean we go above them.
The ranking is complicated but atleast read the logic you might be able to comprehend it.
posted: 03:12 pm
@DaVandal, I don't recall Morocco ever being number 1 in Africa at any point in the fifa rankings. What rankings were you looking at?
posted: 03:36 pm
posted: 03:57 pm
These rankings are plain stupid... I dont get how Bafana made it to top 10, we are still weak and Lesotho will prove me right
posted: 03:59 pm
who-cares first of all the AFCON golden cup is still our cup for wine
so waity concern ogogoro and kaikai for this one
Murenzu Wa Lekhosi
posted: 04:43 pm
Where is Egypt??
posted: 02:10 am
@ Murenzu Wa Lekhosi

Egypt is in the north part of Africa. You will find the country!!
posted: 07:31 am
monna!!! morocco never came close to spot 1, read a lo u man
posted: 10:27 am
FIFA you are a joke how can you give Nigeria three points after drawing with Kenya at home, that is a joke.
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